Do I need to make /var bigger?
roberthuff at rcn.com
Mon Jan 31 17:57:32 PST 2005
Pat Maddox writes:
> I just got a new dedicated server setup with FreeBSD, and noticed that
> the /var partition is only 260MB. That seems like it could be a big
> problem, considering all the logs will go in there, as well as mail.
> What should I do about this? Do I need to do an OS reload and have a
> bigger /var partition made up? I've got an 80 gig hard drive, so
> space isn't really an issue. Doesn't make sense to me that I've got a
> 77 gig /usr partition, and only 260MB allocated to /var.
It depends - very much - on what you're using the machine for.
Help us out here.
For comparison, on the current machine which is half server
huff@> df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
/dev/da0s1a 484M 337M 109M 76% /
devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev
/dev/da0s1d 989M 69M 841M 8% /var
/dev/da1s1d 44G 31G 9.2G 77% /usr
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