[CentOS] CentOS 6.5 install

Wed Feb 26 21:12:40 UTC 2014
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 2:54 PM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>>>>> You can simply create two virtual disks from the single RAID-5
>>>>> volume.
>>>> Create one that is like 500GB for the OS volume and then create a 2nd
>>>> one which uses the remainder of the space.
>>> But pay attention to where you'd like /var, /home, /opt, etc to live.
>>> You may want to make them symlinks into directories on your larger
>>> volume if they each need space and you don't want separate
>>> filesystems, but then you have to juggle things after the install.
>> I've long liked having /home, at least, and maybe /opt, where some
>> things install by default, on other partitions than root. With the larger
>> drives we're getting these days, we've modified out kickstart for pxeboot
>> builds to give 500G to /, and everything else as one big partition.
I've also
>> considered making that / partition smaller - maybe 250G? or less, since
>> / doesn't really need huge tracts of land... sorry, Monty Python  flash
>> there..... In any case, doing it that way lets you do a completely clean
>> install, if necessary or desired.
> Is there a way to get /home, /var, and /opt installed as directories
> on that other "one big partition"?   /var in particular has an odd mix
> of OS and 'your' data and logs that may turn out to be big.  And you
> may not know ahead of time what to allocate for it as a separate mount
> point.
Here at work, /home is *always* NFS-mounted. Even so, I'd think 250G is
easily big enough for / to include /var, even with a moderately large d/b