> -----Original Message----- > From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On > Behalf Of John R Pierce > Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2016 4:33 PM > To: centos at centos.org > Subject: Re: [CentOS] How to move /var to another partition > > On 9/25/2016 12:56 PM, Robert Nichols wrote: > > > > What I do is have a separate logical volume for /var/lib/libvirt, with > > /var/lib/libvirt/etc bind-mounted to /etc/libvirt. It keeps all the > > libvirt stuff together, since the backup requirements there are quite > > different from the rest of the system. > > this! > > when I create a centos system, I let anaconda setup LVM, but I hugely shrink > /home to something reasonable, and leave much of the physical > disk space unassigned for future allocation. then I'll create a new LV > for /var/lib/whatever, mkfs_xfs and mount it (adding it to /etc/fstab) when I > want to explore something new like a database server, setup a web > server, or KVM... if it turns out I need more space for /home, its as > simple as.. > > lvextend -L +20g /dev/mapper/vg_xxxx-lv_home && xfs_growfs /home > > to add 20G (or whatever) to said file system... > > > > > -- > john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz [Thomas E Dukes] I ducked when that went right over my head. :-) Seriously, I don't have a clue what ya'll said and too afraid to try it. I did some reading on LVM today. I know enough to be dangerous. I'm installing Centos 7 in /home/LV as we speak but can blow it away if you care to help me out setting that up. Know you guys have more important things going on than dealing with 'casual' users. I sincerely appreciate your help!!