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Re: [tlug] Partition sizes
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- Subject: Re: [tlug] Partition sizes
- From: Jim Breen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 22:32:22 +1100 (EST)
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["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. Thanks Jim -- Jim Breen [email@example.com http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/] Computer Science & Software Engineering, Tel: +61 3 9905 3298 P.O Box 26, Monash University, Fax: +61 3 9905 5146 Clayton VIC 3800, Australia $B%8%`!&%V%j!<%s(B@$B%b%J%7%eBg3X(B
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