On 09/25/2016 12:23 PM, 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. 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. -- Bob Nichols "NOSPAM" is really part of my email address. Do NOT delete it.