RE: /var filesystem structure
On 01-Mar-99 Ben Frame wrote:
> I am trying use a mounted filesystem as my /var. To
> accomplish this, after I mount the other filesystem, I type
> "mv var /mnt/destination" (/mnt/destination is the
> directory that is mounted to another machine) and it
> says, "cannot move 'var' across filesystems: Not a
> regular file"
you have to a) use cp -a and then rm or b) use tar
> I understand what it means, but shouldn't there be an
> easy way to do this? Am I going about it all wrong?
> Do I have to (can I ?) set it up that way during the install?
> Shouldn't I be able to have my /var be a mounted partition
> on another machine?
/var is not generally a good choice to remote mount. It is usually full of
machine specific files. Even arch specific files. /usr and /home are safer.