Re: What absolutely must stay on the physical root partition?
Nathan E Norman wrote:
> I also set up seperate filesystems for directories that could
> conceivably be filled up (maliciously or otherwise); these include
> /var/log, /usr/local/src, and /opt if you are installing third party
And even more obviously, the mail and news spools, if you have them.
There is a machine at work that I use for Linux development which is
also in use as the local nntp server. Unfortunately, the original admin
set up the news spool on the same filesystem as /home (grrr, argh). On a
number of occasions, I have arrived at work to find that said filesystem
was full, when it had had a few hundred megs free the previous day; this
has invariably been caused by the presence of monstrous binaries in the
news spool. Very annoying. It's a Red Hat box, so even without the news
spool problem, rebuilding it would already be on my to-do list, once
some other essential services get moved off it.