[CentOS] SSD for boot drive and OS

Sat Apr 14 13:28:16 UTC 2012
Tony Mountifield <tony at softins.co.uk>

In article <20120413155934.fcdaa9db.theatre at melvilletheatre.com>,
Frank Cox <theatre at melvilletheatre.com> wrote:
> I just ordered  a new machine that's destined to become a Centos 6 application
> server for a publishing company, and decided to get one with a 40GB SSD as well
> as a standard hard drive.
> I'm thinking that I can put most of the operating system on that drive and have
> the home directories and whatnot on the regular hard drive.  Are there any
> pitfalls lying in wait for an unwary person like me when setting this thing up?
> Further, I suspect that if that thing rattles along like I think it should I'll
> probably want to add a SSD to my own desktop machine here.  Since this computer
> is already set up with the default Centos 6 partitioning system on a single hard
> drive (/boot, /home and /) is there an easy way to transfer the OS to the SSD or
> would I be better off reformatting this thing and starting over from scratch if
> I want to have a SSD for my boot and OS drive?

I haven't tried it, but my natural reaction would be to have /home and /var on
the regular HD, and also /tmp if it's not on tmpfs. Then /boot and the rest of /
on the SSD.


Tony Mountifield
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