[mythtv-users] Blew out my root partition
askvictor at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 05:02:39 UTC 2007
I've gotten into the habit of having a small-ish (5 gig or so)
'non-variable' partition as root containing everything except for /var
/tmp and /home - the base system files that won't be changing
significantly once the system is up and running. The other go on one
or more partitions depending on need, but this way the basic system
won't fall over easily, and is easy to back up just that partition
without huge media media files to worry about.
On Nov 28, 2007 11:18 AM, Craig Huff <huffcslists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 27, 2007 11:37 AM, David Herman <dherman516 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Ok.. This is the second time I did this and I am quite embarassed...
> > I have my myth box set up like this
> > 3 Hard Drives --
> > 1 250 Gig - Drive 1;
> > 2 500 Gig -- Drive 2 and 3
> > Drive 1:
> > /
> > /bin
> > /(all of the standard ubuntu tree)
> > /media/mythtv
> > Last night for some reason, myth did not do proper space management and
> > utlilized 100% of the space on Drive 1 (to a point where it could not close
> > the files it was writing on the drive). What settings should I have used to
> > prevent this?
> You could do what we did to prevent error logs from overwhelming systems --
> make /media/mythtv a separate partition on drive 1. It can't overflow its
> partition to corrupt the O/S even if its on the same hard drive.
> Of course, its not so easy to do if you've got a running system unless you've
> got a spare disk at least as big as drive 1 laying around, and if you did, why
> didn't you already mount it as drive 4 ;-) ?
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