Storage question

William A. Mahaffey III wam at
Tue Sep 8 20:35:25 UTC 2015

On 09/08/15 15:26, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> "William A. Mahaffey III" <wam at> writes:
>> I'm pretty sure the last few can't be deleted, but what about the
>> stuff in '/var/backups' & '/rescue' ? I am trying to figure out a
>> reasonable minimum I can size the root directory & still have safe,
>> reliable operations. Any clues appreciated. TIA & have a good one.
> You're worrying about a few tens of megabytes? You must have *really*
> small disks on these systems. [/rescue takes less than 10MB, and can
> save you a lot of time in a rescue situation.]

Not really, & you may be right, much ado about nothing, but I like 
things as efficient as possible. I may be reading wrong, but I think I 
see ~5.3 MiB *per file*, or a few hundred MiB total in /rescue. There 
are also those pkg.sql backups, @ about 10 MiB apiece. The reason I ask 
is I have about 12 GiB used total in my root dir & I'm trying to figure 
out where it is all going. It may be nothing, I wanted to see if I could 
get down to an 8 GiB root partition, but that may be unrealistic.


	William A. Mahaffey III


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