i recently came across this post on the importance of partitions, and was impressed, but is this relevant for servers running as guests in xen? if so, how/what do i partition?
it does not matter if you have a xen guest or a hardware system, you should partition it.
The post contains a first idee of how to partition your system. Perhaps you want to go a bit further by adding additional partitions for
Another good practice is to use LVM when possible. This way your system is more flexible and it is easier to make adjustments when your requirements change.