Remote re-installation of current FreeBSD system.

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Nov 14 10:33:55 UTC 2009

On Sat, 14 Nov 2009 02:38:40 -0700 (MST), "Peter" <fbsdq at> wrote:
> UFS:
> I usually setup a ~10G slice for the OS [ad0s1] and in that slice I have a
> /tmp /var /usr...and then use the rest of the disk for another slice
> containing all my data and home directories - This way if I ever need
> extra space for base, I can create symlinks, but makes reloading the base
> OS easier/being able to change partitions around without worrying about
> data [ad0s2]. If I plug this disk into another system, s1 can be
> repartitioned for whatever and s2 still has all my data instead of having
> to have the old partitions left [/var, /tmp, /usr] and can't combine them
> into one huge one because your /home is on the same slice.

Hmmm... that's a valid point and a good idea in certain cases,
such as you mentioned (having OS and applications completely
separated from data - slice-wise).

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