In the next week I will get a SSD for my notebook at work. This will be my first SSD and it will have a capacity of 256GB (maybe even ~500GB). At the moment I have a 1TB HDD and ~300GB in use. I will be able to use this HDD additional to the new SSD (Lenovo ultrabay) - so storage problems can be avoided, if I only get the small SSD...
I have some virtual machines installed (but not more than two are running in the same time). I also started working with docker and created some images and containers. I hope I can replace all my vm's with docker containers in the future.
And now to my question: How would you partition the new SSD? Does it make sense to keep the home partition on HDD and the system stuff on the SSD? Of course I want to take as much speed advantages as possible. Does anyone have experiences in similar scenarios (docker, VMware)?
Does it make sense using LVM with mixed devices (SSD + HDD)?
Do I have to consider anything special when replacing a HDD with a SDD?