Re: moving /home and /usr/local to partition?
From: Bill Unruh (unruh_at_string.physics.ubc.ca)
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 20:18:10 +0000 (UTC)
Michael Heiming <michael+USENET@www.heiming.de> writes:
]Leon. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
]> "Michael Heiming" <michael+USENET@www.heiming.de> wrote in message
]> > Now I disagree, for some desktop this might be fine, albeit I'd
]> > put at least /home on a on partition. A server is much better
]> > & easier maintainable using separate partitions.
]> No its not.
]> You'd been brainwashed by the 'thats the way it was done on the PDP11'
]> If you have small partitions, you have to maintain the balance between the
]> partitions, which is some maintenance.
]> The sum of the small partitions cant exceed the size of the large
]> partitition that would replace them.
]> So there is no win in size - there is nothing 'better'.
]> Having one large partition does delay the time that there is a disk space
]> crisis - now dont use the argument that when that crisis occurs there is a
]> big crisis. you can do maintenance at any threshold you want. you can
]> clean out the garbage when the drive is 90% empty if you like.
]> Waiting until crisis is your fault.
]Now can you resize / while running, no you can't. The first
]reason out of numerous for setting up partitions.
]How do you want to add storage while running, without rebooting?
]It doesn't work out with your approach and you obviously have no
]clue about enterprise computing, so please creep under the stone
]were you cam from, thx.
Are you babbling, because what you say does not make much sense.With jut
one partition, why would you want to resize / or add storage. You have
it all. / is as large as it can be as is the storage.
The key reason for partitions is for backup and reinstallation. When
reinstalling you do NOT want to have to erase all fo the /home stuff or
the /usr/local stuff that you installed from tarballs. You want to be
able to erase the / partition to reinstall while keeping all of the user
or root added stuff. Thus at least two partitions ( / and say /local
which contains /local/home and has a pointer from /usr/local)