> -----Original Message----- > From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On > Behalf Of J Martin Rushton > Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:23 PM > To: centos at centos.org > Subject: Re: [CentOS] How to move /var to another partition > > > > On 25/09/16 18:03, Robert Nichols wrote: > > On 09/25/2016 11:47 AM, TE Dukes wrote: > >> Hello, > >> > >> I am getting low on space in my /(root) partition. I have 23GB free. > >> > >> I have 350GB in my /home partition. I am the only user. > >> > >> I was experimenting with virtualization and it causes the root > >> partition to get very low. I would like to move /var from the root > >> partition, to the same partition as /home, if that's safe to do. > >> > >> Or, resize /home and add another partition for /var > >> > >> I also don't want to screw the pooch doing it. > >> > >> This is over my head. The more I read about it, the more confused I get. > > > > The way I've been doing it for quite some time is to make /var a > > separate partition, put the home directories on /var/home, and then > > bind-mount /var/home on /home. In /etc/fstab that's: > > > > /var/home /home none bind 0 0 > > > > To keep SELinux happy, you need to set up an equivalence of /var/home > > to /home: > > > > semanage fcontext -a -e /home /var/home > > > > It's all completely transparent in the running system. The only time I > > have to remember that it's set up that way is when I'm looking in my > > backups and need to know that home directories are backed up as part > > of /var. > > > > Alternatively create /home/VM and keep the virtualised disks in there. [Thomas E Dukes] Thanks, I didn't even think about that. I deleted the VM I setup yesterday. I used the CentOS 7 minimal iso, probably should have used the full iso. It didn't have any choices of packages to install, that I saw. I wanted to setup a server. Thanks!!