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Re: [tlug] Partition sizes

["A.Sajjad Zaidi" (Re: [tlug] Partition sizes) writes:]
JB > Are there clear advantages, especially given that with a notebook I have
JB > restricted capability to offload and repartition?

>> Depends a lot on what you want to do, but one reason is that if one
>> partition fills up, it doesnt bring everything else down.
>> Its a good idea to keep /usr seperate because whenever you install a
>> new package, most of it goes there. A good trick I found was to mount
>> /usr read-only by default. That way, it increases security and reduces
>> the chances of corruption.

I'm not usually a heavy installer of other things. Most of my growth is
in /home.

>> > My RH7.1 /var is only about 90Mb used
>> It can grow. Should be safe to keep it small though, unless your mail
>> queue is very busy or your packages write most of their data there
>> (default install of Postgres on RH keeps the DATABASE there).

Yes. I don't run mail directly on my notebook; I ssh into a central
server for mail (let others worry about it.)  Ditto no print spoolers.
I'd put /var on a separate system if there were other users and a
spolling activities.

>> > Hmmm. My /usr/local is only about 40Mb used. The rest of /usr is 2.7Gb.
>> > /usr/share, /usr/bin and /usr/lib are the main components. /usr/share
>> > alone is 1.2Gb.
>> That depends on where most of your software gets installed. After doing
>> a standard install, i build most packages and keep them in /usr/local,
>> so its bigger than the rest of /usr.

Yes, it's obviously got to be tailored to individual practices.



Jim Breen  []
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