> -----Original Message----- > From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On > Behalf Of Alice Wonder > Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:40 PM > To: centos at centos.org > Subject: Re: [CentOS] How to move /var to another partition > > > > On 09/25/2016 10:23 AM, J Martin Rushton wrote: > > > > > > 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. > > > This is the solution I would use. I use < 80 GB for / which makes it cheap for / > to be an SSD (I use 120 GB SSD but every system, < 80GB is actually used, > most < 60GB is actually used). > > Databases and other stuff that take up space are in a /srv on its own platter > disk rather than in /var - I would do a similar thing with VM images. > > It's nice to be able to do a fresh completely wiping the old root partition and > then be able to mount your other partitions and change a few config files and > be back up and running. Keep a small physical disk like an SSD just for / makes > that easy. > [Thomas E Dukes] I was about to head off to Bestbuy and pickup a 1TB SATA drive but I think I'm going to hold off for now and use /home for the VMs. Thanks!!