/ partition full

John Almberg jalmberg at identry.com
Fri Mar 13 06:54:19 PDT 2009

On Mar 13, 2009, at 8:46 AM, Bill Moran wrote:

> In response to Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>:
>> good lesson to NOT make multiple partitions :)
> And when a rogue app fills up /var and kills 4 other apps that could
> have kept going ... are we then learning conflicting lessons?
> Enterprise-class servers should have many partitions to separate  
> different
> functions and protect apps from each other.

This newbie admin agrees with this. Having a separate /var partition,  
in particular, has saved my bacon several times, at least until I  
figured out how to turn mysql-bin files off. The /var partition was  
at 100%, but the server kept going so I could diagnose and find the  
problem. Whew!

-- John

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