[lug] Cleaning up /var when it gets too full
rm at fabula.de
rm at fabula.de
Tue Sep 24 03:18:11 MDT 2002
On Mon, Sep 23, 2002 at 03:50:27PM -0600, John Hernandez wrote:
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> I've heard that too, but it's been a long time.
> Yet another reason might be performance. Sometimes one can place
> certain filesystems or swap partitions on seperate drives or in specific
> regions of a drive.
That's certainly true if you talk about putting things on different
_devices_ (databases like PostgreSQL can get quite a performance boost
if the logfiles (WAL) live on their own disk -- but then, you'd also want
to have them on separate IDE controllers/SCSI busses ... )
But i guess this only gets relevant once you have very specific needs
(audio/video processing or large database systems). I maintain a search
engine where moving the different applications disk areas did help quite
a bit (but it took us quite some testing time to find the right combination).
Another thing to consider: a disk problem on the filesystem level won't
propagate over partition borders -- and, if properly configured the
occasional disk check doesn't take half your working day ;-)
My usual setup (even on servers) is: a boot partition, a swap partition
and then everything else on one huge chunk (i try to make the swap space
rather huge -- in case of emergency i can install a rescue system on it
and boot from that ...).
> Chip Atkinson wrote:
> | One thing that I have heard in favor of many partitions is that there are
> | various cracks (ok, at least one anyway) that can't jump partitions.
> | Any comments/opinions on that?
> | Chip
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