[CentOS] How to move /var to another partition
tdukes at palmettoshopper.com
Sun Sep 25 18:51:43 UTC 2016
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> 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
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> 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
> > 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]
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.
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