Resizing disk labels
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Tue Nov 25 15:39:46 PST 2003
> At 07:42 AM 11/25/2003, Konrad Heuer wrote:
> >3) Try to identify subdirectories containing a lot of data within the
> > filesystem which is too small, move them by mv to a filesystem with
> > enough free space and symlink them back (ln -s) to the old location.
> > But do not move the whole /etc directory from the root to another
> > filesystem!
> Newbie question here. Is the reason you don't suggest mv then ln -s for
> /etc because it is accessed very frequently so it would incur the most
> overhead to make this choice?
No. It is because it is necessary to have /etc stuff there
in times such as single user when only the root (/) filesystem
is/can be mounted. So, if it was stuck somewhere else it would
be a problem.
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