I've finally upgraded to a VPS. I'm planning to run about 4 - 6 sites off it each with a fairly sizable files directory. That is, user uploaded media content such as images and video clips.
I usually have a sites' files directory separate from the site itself connected by a symlink. I do this to make it easier to check sites into subversion as I do not want these kinds of files in my repositories.
On a Linux server where would be the best place to store these files?