Garrett Cooper writes: > One good reason I can think of is to partition (not the tech > definition but the traditional definition, "to divide") > filesystems such that if one person fills up "/", it won't cause > a program that needs to write to "/var" or "/tmp" problems, which > in the case of "/var" can bring down entire systems and > infrastructures (happened before where I was working as IT when a > CUPS server ran out of space on /var). > Other than that.. not really sure. Maybe some of the older > guard on the list know why.
N) Dump - the preferred beckup method - works at the partition level. Sure, you can flag files and directories "nodump" using chflags ... but do you really want to manage that given modern disk sizes? Robert Huff _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"