Subject: Re: Separate /usr, etc...
To: Chuck Yerkes <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/16/2002 19:07:01
Chuck Yerkes said:

>3) Avoidance of some mistakes with /.
>  I make / generally 50MB and leave it like that.  Room for a couple
>kernels and this and that, but not so much that I don't notice
>where there are some core files or, once, backups going to /dev/rts0
>(a file rather than the intended device: rst0 - seems a client's
>backups were going to an overwritten file for a month or two from
>that - root at 75% on install means you notice that fast).

I generally do:

/	100mb
/var	300mb
/usr	600mb

and separate /usr/local, /usr/pkg, /usr/src, home, etc.

On, /usr/local/apache has it's own partition.

By preference I use SCSI disks of 18 gigs or less.

>40GB root scare me and lead people to really sloppy system admin.


Rick Kelly