Re: moving /var to another partition??
On Wed, 1 Sep 1999 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)?
Don't touch /etc/mtab; use /etc/fstab instead. You could mount your new
filesystem on /var/cache/apt/archives/ if you like.
: 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.
I prefer this:
cd /var; find . -xdev -print | cpio -padm /target
Replace var with the source dir, /target with the mountpoint of the new
fs (usually /mnt around here)
Again, you want to change /etc/fstab, not /etc/mtab.
It's generally best to go to single-user (init 1) if you're going to
move filesystems around.
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