Today Ed Hall wrote:

> > Today Kirk Strauser wrote:
> > > At 2003-01-07T17:35:49Z, Andrew Prewett <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> writes:
> > > >  Normally the master.passwd is backed up regularly by cron
> (/var/backups),
> > > > so maybe no need to backup it again.
> >
> > > Were you joking?  Surely you're not implying that there's no need to copy
> > > the data to tape (which is the most common use for dump) since it now
> exists
> > > in two places on the same hard drive - are you?
>
> > If /etc and /var are on the same HD, then it's not a production
> > machine or the setup is simly wrong.
>
> Ri-i-ight...  So I should add a second HD to every server in the rack, hmmm?
> It's standard practice to make /var its own filesystem, but where do you
> get the idea that it should be on its own drive?

 No, "umgekehrt", ideally / should be on a separate drive and /home, /var,
/usr on another drive(s). I mean, I wouldn't put my company database,
fileserver, etc. on a machine with only one drive. So, my wording was maybe
a little hard in the previous post - english is not my first language.

        -andrew


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