disk layout

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Sat Nov 12 09:30:33 GMT 2005

On Sat, Nov 12, 2005 at 10:18:52AM +0100, Dick Hoogendijk wrote:
> I have still a small question.
> I'll install FreeBSD-6 on a 160G drive.
> Is it OK to just use the "normal" layout (/ /var /tmp /usr) or will it
> be smarter to create some slices extra like /home or /data ?
> All slices are on the same disk, but I wonder if it will be better from
> fragmentation or other reasons unknown to me to have more slices.

For backup purposes, I'd separate at least /home. As a general rule, try
to keep filesystems small enough so that a full dump (or other backup)
fits on your preferred backup medium.

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