On Wed, Aug 22, 2007 at 09:51:35PM -0500, Andrew Gould wrote: > On 8/22/07, Brad Waite <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > It would appear that the "proper" allocation of filesystems on FreeBSD is > > to put all data in /usr. I'm used to this and have been doing it for > > years. > > > > However, there's a few issues that keep coming up. A lot of the ports use > > /var for data dirs. MySQL, Qmail, dspam are a few that I've had issues > > with. > > > > Is there a canonical place to put data files on a modern FreeBSD server? > > Figuring out the sizes for each partition is an exercise in frustration > > when I don't know how big /var or /usr are going to grow. > > > > For now, I've changed the default config files for MySQL and dspam to use > > /usr/local for data dirs, but is this the "right" thing to do? > > > > I used to put everything on /, but that created problems when I couldn't > > fsck the single large partition and I had to boot from CD to fix things. > > That's an issue when the server's not in the same state. > > > > A Solaris associate of mine is of the opinion that /usr should be able to > > be mounted RO for security purposes. If /var was the default for all > > add-ons and data, I could see that, but that wouldn't work the ways things > > are now. > > > > I usually move the data directories (/usr/home, /usr/local/pgsql, > /var/db/mysql, etc) to a separate, hard drive mounted at /data and create > symbolic links back at the default locations. If you run out of space, you > can move the data to a larger hard drive and either adjust the links or have > the new drive mount at /data (or wherever you choose).
Check out man hier for some information on how FreeBSD wants to use the directory structure. Generally /usr and those under it contain utilities and /var stores data that can change a lot. ////jerry > > I hope this helps. > > Andrew > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"