[CentOS] How to move /var to another partition

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Sun Sep 25 22:01:38 UTC 2016

On 9/25/2016 2:51 PM, J Martin Rushton wrote:
> Good point that I should have mentioned earlier.  Remember that if
> _anything_  in the VM changes (such as a log entry), then the host system
> will see the virtual disk as changed and back the whole thing up.  You
> can end up backing up 20 GiB per day just to accommodate a few KiB
> change in the VM.
> A lot depends on how you do your backups, but I set things so that if
> the VM is running at backup time_it_  backs up its disks, not the host.

indeed.  I exclude the VM storage entirely from my backups, and instead 
backup each VM as tho its a seperate machine.   BackupPC 'pulls' the 
backups from the clients using rsync, so this is really easy to setup 
(just setup ssh keys for backuppc to each guest, and tell it what paths 
to backup...)

john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz

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