RE: moving /var to another partition??
On 01-Sep-99 email@example.com wrote:
> I'm setting up to upgrade my system to potato (while I sleep :) and know
> that there's not enough room in /var/cache/apt/archives/. I've got another
> partition to work with and could either symlink that dir to the new
> partition, or move /var over (it's on it's own part. now).
> Question is... which is likely best? Or should I go into mtab and mount the
> new partition at /var/cache/apt/archives/ (if that's possible)?
mtab is a run time created file by the working system, do not change it, do not
touch it. Even if you do change it -- nothing happens. Change /etc/fstab.
> And am I correst in thinking that a
> cp -aR /var/* /newpartition
> followed by mtab changes is correct for shifting partitions? I seem to
> recall this as the MO for such stuff.
Yes, move the data over than place a mount /dev/??? /var in fstab.