[CentOS] CentOS 6.5 install

Fri Feb 28 13:45:48 UTC 2014
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 7:28 AM, Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu> wrote:
> On 02/26/2014 04:02 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> 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.
> Isn't this pretty much the use case for LVM?  Set up the other partition
> as a pv on a different volume group from the root, and have three
> logical volumes in it.  You can resize as needed.
> This keeps /home and /var in separate filesystems, too, and there are
> advantages to that.

'Resize as needed'  is not at all the same as sharing a pool of space.
 There are sometimes advantages to having things not share disk heads
or spindles, but you don't need LVM for that, and sometimes (rarely)
you might want to reinstall without reformatting /home, but a lot of
times it just isn't worth the effort to micromanage which bit lands
where, or care whether someone migrates a big file into a big

  Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com