Storage question

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Sep 9 13:06:28 UTC 2015

On Wed, 9 Sep 2015 08:07:30 -0453.75, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> *Agreed* on all counts, that's why I was trying to see what I could 
> shrink out of my current 9.3R install, since both new boxen will be 9.3R 
> as well.

Keep later updating to v10 and v11 in mind. Kernels and modules
tend to occupy more space, so when you had started with v4 and
a root partition of 256 MB, this could lead to unpleasant results. :-)

As I mentioned in my comments regarding multiple partitions:
Disk space is cheap today. If you don't intend to use ZFS and
rather stay with UFS, allocate 2 GB for / and put /var on a
separate file system. Look at your current /var for what has
the biggest occupation and conclude. Make /var sufficiently
large not to run into trouble later on. Also note that there
are things that you can manually clean out of /var when not
needed anymore (possibly freebsd-update and pkg metadata).

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