I'd like some advice on common ways, if there is such a thing, to set up the partitions and raid on a RHAS5.3 server running postgressql which is expected to maintain a 500Gb database. The database will be read-only for the most part, with 8-10 bulk loads per day, old data purges twice a week
We'll have 4 300Gb disks available.
How should I create the partitions/volumes, for the OS and for the database(and anything else ?)
And what'd be a suitable raid setup, Raid0,1,1+0.3.6 is available.