[lug] Cleaning up /var when it gets too full
bgiles at coyotesong.com
Wed Sep 18 22:01:22 MDT 2002
> You seem to be thinking of /var/tmp. Lots of stuff sits around in /var.
On a related note, many of us are strong believers in using multiple
partitions for /var. The general rules are:
* /var/log gets its own partition,
* /var/spool gets its own partition, and possibly /var/tmp, and
* every major application gets its own partition (e.g., /var/spool/mail,
/var/spool/news, /var/lib/postgres (which contains the database), etc.)
This may seem like a lot of effort, but experience shows that it
eliminates a *lot* of problems. It's a lot like that old commercial
with that guy saying "you can pay me now, or pay me later...."
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