I have a setup with 2 HDDs (1TB), 2 SSDs (32GB and 120GB) and 16GB RAM, and I want to do the following:
Put the two HDDs in a RAID 1 for redundancy, and use that volume for the bulk of file-saving, media, apps, etc. Plan on mounting / here in order to have most of my system backed up.
Setup the 32GB SSD for swap, and most system-stuff that typically aren't written that much to, like for instance /boot or wathever files make sense to put here, tips appreciated.
16GB RAM is typically more than I need, so I'm wondering about using some of it as a RAM-disk, and place /tmp (and /proc and other cahce-stuff as well?) and similar there to increase performance without wearing out my SSDs.
Problem is that I don't, at the moment, know all the tools needed for this well enough, and neither do I have a good enough overview of the file-system to identify and place everything where I should go according to how I want the setup to be like.
So in short, I want to know:
Detailed technical descriptions and advice on how to do this. Links to tutorials or similar are fine too, provided they are relevant enough of course.
Additional tips on which folders and files should go where.
If it's possible to somehow backup the files that would be placed on the SSD, outside of the RAID, to the RAID for total security in regards to data-loss? (Don't want to loose the boot-loader of course).
Ps: If some of you wonder about the 120GB SSD, I'm planning on using that for some games and some other programs where I need quick access-times to disk, not just RAM. But I might consider moving some of the files planned for the 32GB SSD there if it makes more sense.
I'm planning to use Ubuntu 13.10.
Thanks for any helpful answers :)