On 25/04/07, Nick Murtagh <nickm at go2.ie> wrote:
> Andres Jimenez wrote:
> > You should have an small / and put your /home /usr/ /tmp in different
> > logical volumes (using different volume groups if you want to use an
> > external hard drive too). With that setup if there is any problem in
> > the external drive you will always keep a functional system and will
> > be able (if possible) of fixing the external disk.
>> Hmmm I would tend to disagree with this advice unless you have some way
> of accurately predicting the future disk usage of each partition.
>> Otherwise you can end up with the nasty situation of having lots of free
> space on a disk but with root or home running out of space.
>> If you are lucky, this will lead to messing about with lvm and
> filesystem resizing tools.
>> If you are unlucky this is a production server that you can't afford to
> take down for that sort of maintainance...
>> It's really a lot less hassle to stick with a single root if you've only
> got one disk.
>What 1 partition for everything? thats just silly. A production server
shouldn't need a re-size of anything other than maybe a scratch
partition. If its a critical server to keep up, and you seriously need
to beef up a partitions size, dumping its contents onto a fresh disk
and mounting that disk over the old one would be the sln to avoid down
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