[nycbug-talk] why /var?

Pete Wright pete
Fri Feb 18 16:30:59 EST 2005

On Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 04:23:31PM -0500, Steve Rieger wrote:
> Some folks prefer many separate slices for different directories, and some
> folks only have / /usr /tmp /var and swap, I have many including
> /usr/local/nbin where I put all user binaries/scripts that need to be
> accessed by all, /usr/local/cbin for cron binaries/scripts I also divide
> /var/log and /var/spool, but then again I spend about two days setting up a
> new server, 
> In the past (when doing a new mail server) I also formatted the hd with
> 4bytes instead of the usual, I also take into consideration where I will out
> what slice on the physical drive depending what it will do.
> The options are endless, just go with what you are comfortable, but once in
> a while try something new.

well that's really the beauty of the unix filesystem eh?


Peter Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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