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Tue Sep 8 21:02:41 UTC 2015
"William A. Mahaffey III" <wam at hiwaay.net> writes:
> On 09/08/15 15:26, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>> "William A. Mahaffey III" <wam at hiwaay.net> 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.
Just make sure you leave room for emergencies.
> I may be reading wrong, but I think I
> see ~5.3 MiB *per file*, or a few hundred MiB total in /rescue.
The directory entries are all the same inode. "du /rescue" will show you
around 5.5 megabytes total.
> 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
Um, what else is in your root directory? Do you have all of /usr in
there or something? Even /var isn't likely to take up gigabytes (and if
it is, I'd want it on a separate partition).
For example: on my server, I have:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
/dev/ad6s1a 1.9G 938M 883M 52% /
devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev
/dev/ad6s1f 291G 133G 134G 50% /home
/dev/ad6s1d 4.8G 1.4G 3.0G 32% /usr
/dev/ad6s1g 147G 16G 119G 12% /usr/scratch
/dev/ad6s1e 4.8G 670M 3.8G 15% /var
/dev/md0 62M 32K 57M 0% /tmp
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