On Wed, 18 Aug 2004, Vince Hoffman wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Aug 2004, Terry wrote:
> > I'm planning on making two partions for data found on /usr:
> > /usr2 which holds ports, src, and obj; and
> > /usr which holds everything else.
> > the /usr2 directories would be symlinked to /usr.
> > The reason I want to do this is because I have a different backup strategy
> > for the contents of /usr vs. /usr2. (I.e., if there's a disk failure, I
> > can get up-and-running fast without restoring (a recent) /usr2, and can
> > fully rebuild /usr2 with cvsup + make).
> > One directory I wasn't sure about was /usr/src. How important is it to
> > back up? The only crucial thing in /usr/src that comes to mind is my
> > kernel conf (in /usr/src/sys/i386/conf/). I'm planning on either keeping
> > that directory on /usr or scripting it to be copied periodically so that
> > it's regularly backed up.
> > Is there anything else in /usr/src I should concern myself with? (I
> > recall having had to download custom source patches for certain
> > semi-supported devices, and sometimes these would be good to back up more
> > frequently. However, a cvsup of /usr/src would stomp over those
> > customizations anyway (or might render them unneeded), so I think those
> > should be backed up in a different manner than via a dump of /usr/src.
> > Does that make sense?)
> Other than what you have already mentioned then no not realy. By the way
> I (and i think it suggests in the handbook to) keep my kernel config in a
> subdirectory of my home directory and just symlink it to
> /usr/src/i386/conf as i have been know to blow away the entire /usr/src
> directory occasionaly.
Sorry tired and distracted, I meant yes it does make sense. (answered your
question as i had somehow rephrased it in my head)
> > Does this stretegy sound at all intelligent? Is there anything else I
> > should consider?
> > Notes:
> > - my /home is on its own partition (not on /usr) for its own backup schedule
> > - I'm using dump/restore for backups
> > - This is a FreeBSD 5.2.1 system
> > - I'm planning on making /usr 4G, and /usr2 6G. Does that sound sane?
> > (I'm making /usr2 larger than I initially planned, but having recently
> > built /usr/ports/java/jdk14 which requires 1.7G of working space alone,
> > this size seems reasonable.)
> > - For now, these partitions will be on the same physical ATA drive.
> > - This machine will be a general-purpose server (mail, web, samba, shell,
> > etc.) -- i.e., not an X workstation
> > I know partitioning schemes have been covered many times over and that the
> > ideal setup depends on individual needs. However, my searches haven't
> > revealed any specific information for my objectives, so hopefully this
> > question isn't redundant.
> > --
> > terry
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