> It's not a good idea to put everything on the / filesystem. > At a minimum I would have: > / > swap > /var > /usr > > Your users will not fill up /var unless you allow them > unlimited mail, databases or access to root.
They will have unlimited access up until their quota has been reached. Where they use that quota is anyone's guess. > User's tempfiles will go to /usr/tmp. How does that work? I just checked /tmp, and it's not a symlink. > On a system with many users, you should > consider a /home slice with quotas on that and your > mailserver set to deliver mail to the users file. Remember > not everyone is going to max out their filesystem so quotas > can be set to reasonable values. There are many good reasons > to separate those filesystems, disk performance and > crashdumps being just two. Having many users is NOT a good > reason to combine filesystems. You need to rethink your > diskspace or add another drive for /home or /usr. The > handbook has a good section on this. I agree that it's not a great idea, but considering the software I'm using, user files are stored in /var and /home. I don't know what percentage of quotas users will use for emails, databases, or home dirs, and I don't want to take a guess. If say they were to use a lot of their quota for databases, then down the track I don't want to have the problem with /var full but users still under their quota. By the way just did an install, and it boots fine with the swap, /tmp, / structure. Cheers Brendan _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"