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Re: KVM "storage"

On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 07:26:29AM -0400, Whit Hansell wrote:
> Hey guys,
> Am trying to set up KVM on my Lenny AMD64 box and need recommendations  
> from those who have set up KVM regarding storage memory.
> Following is my df -h:
> Filesystem            Size    Used   Avail   Use%  Mounted on
> /dev/sda1             662M  252M  376M   41% /
> tmpfs                     1.9G       0      1.9G   0% /lib/init/rw
> udev                       10M 1008K   9.1M  10% /dev
> tmpfs                     1.9G       0      1.9G    0% /dev/shm
> /dev/sda9              216G     51G  155G   25% /home
> /dev/sda8              373M    11M  343M     3% /tmp
> /dev/sda5                4.6G   3.7G   726M   84% /usr
> /dev/sda6                2.8G  393M    2.3G    15% /var
> As you can see I have 2.3 G avail. in /var and want to install WXP  
> virtually.
> Would also, at a later date, want to possibly play w. Fedora or some other
> Linux distro for grins.
> What are recommendations for increasing memory in /var or what would
> you do in this case.  I have been recommended to even use a symlink from
> the storage area to a location where I have sufficient memory as in  
> /home but
> am concerned about debian's hierarchical limitations in that.
> TIA for any recommendations.

My recommendation is to not make so many partitions if you don't know
the proper amounts to assign to each for your needs.

/var is where databases and other large data ends up after all.

You could put your virtual machines in /home if you want.

Len Sorensen

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