I'm setting up a small Ubuntu file server at home using these 4 hard drives:
- WD Green 2TB (SATA3, 5400 RPM, 64MB cache)
- WD Black 640GB (SATA2, 7200 RPM, 32MB cache)
- 2x WD Blue 1TB (SATA3, 7200 RPM, 32MB cache)
My only specific demand is that my SQL database (few 100 GB) needs to be in a (software) RAID 1 array. The rest of the storage is just for streaming movies/music from (total about 1.5TB). Would it make sense to also include the OS and/or swap on a RAID?
How can I best configure and partition these disk, taking into account the above? Thanks!