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Re: [RFC] /var versus /srv

Matthew Miller wrote:
On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 09:19:43AM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
As a sysadmin /srv is a useful thing - it's what most sysadmins do
anyway - create a top level path where they mount the large, local disks
and put all their data. So they know on every system if they hit /etc
and /srv with the backups they'll have what they should be worried
about. All admins may not call it /srv but they do something like
it: /fs, /local, /data, /srv

it's all the same result.

so while your argument for not using it in the distro is fine -the
reality is that this is what is actually done by sysadmins all over the


Thank you Seth.

/var is transient data. There should be nothing there that needs backups.
And users shouldn't look there for files they might edit.

Transient and not backed up? What about /var/mail, /var/spool/cron and /var/log?


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