> On Sat, 14 Nov 2009 09:50:03 +0200, Manolis Kiagias <son...@otenet.gr> > wrote: >> It seems however that some dedicated servers are setup using a single >> slice and a single partition, i.e. having /usr /var and /tmp as >> subdirectories in / instead of separate filesystems. > > Well, that's no problem per se, and it saves some "partition > out of space" trouble when using UFS partitioning. You don't > have this with ZFS. :-) > > Anyway, FreeBSD should keep all its partitions within one > slice, or do I fail to see some hidden advantage of distributing > the system into several slices? > > <snip>
UFS: I usually setup a ~10G slice for the OS [ad0s1] and in that slice I have a /tmp /var /usr...and then use the rest of the disk for another slice containing all my data and home directories - This way if I ever need extra space for base, I can create symlinks, but makes reloading the base OS easier/being able to change partitions around without worrying about data [ad0s2]. If I plug this disk into another system, s1 can be repartitioned for whatever and s2 still has all my data instead of having to have the old partitions left [/var, /tmp, /usr] and can't combine them into one huge one because your /home is on the same slice. ]Peter[ _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"