[mythtv-users] Partitioning

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Sat Mar 6 21:40:22 UTC 2010

On 3/6/2010 16:04, Simon Hobson wrote:
> Christopher Meredith wrote:
>> > I am setting up my mythbox today, and I have two hard drives one is 
>> 750 GB
>>>  and the other is 500 GB...what would be the best way to partition them
>>>  should i put / on the 500 then /var/lib/mythtv on the 750 and 
>>> /var/lib/mysql
>>>  on the 500?
>> Why put / and /var on different partitions?
> So that when /var fills up, it doesn't bring the whole system down 
> with it - potentially corrupting your root filesystem while it's at it.

If your filesystem becomes unstable because you filled it, you need to 
find a better filesystem.  If you manage to fill /var, either you forgot 
to set up log rotation, or you're using it to store some bulk data that 
probably shouldn't be there.

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