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Re: / almost full

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 4:57 AM, Keith McKenzie <km3952@gmail.com> wrote:
> Mark Panen:
>> Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
>> /dev/sdc1             323M  304M  2.6M 100% /
>> tmpfs                 3.9G     0  3.9G   0% /lib/init/rw
>> udev                  3.9G  212K  3.9G   1% /dev
>> tmpfs                 3.9G  2.6M  3.9G   1% /dev/shm
>> /dev/sdc9             1.8T  248G  1.5T  15% /home
>> /dev/sdc8             368M   17M  333M   5% /tmp
>> /dev/sdc5             8.3G  3.3G  4.6G  42% /usr
>> /dev/sdc6             2.8G  530M  2.1G  20% /var
> Personally, I would re install if this is a personal system, it will
> make life easier in the future.

And if you do this, I would consider using Logical Volume Manager
(LVM) instead of raw hard drive partitions. This will allow you to
resize partitions if you need to.

> If you do decide to;
> create a / partition of about 10gb (minimum)
> a swap partition (if you want one)
> & the rest either as one partition for /home,
>  or multiple partitions ( /home, /data, /movies, etc)

When I lay out a system, I generally do the following (this is based
on my workstation with a 750GB hard drive, you can mix and match to

250MB /boot (on a hard drive partition if I encrypt the hard drive --
good for about 8-10 kernels)
1*RAM swap
Remainder of the drive as LVM. Within the LVM, I build a

1GB /
10-15GB /usr
3GB /usr/local
20GB /home (which I have had to grow to 40GB in lieu of cleaning it up :) )
5GB /var
60GB /data

and I still have 533GB in reserve. Obviously, the sizes can be adjusted.


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