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Re: [RFC] /var versus /srv



Farkas Levente wrote:
seth vidal wrote:
On Fri, 2007-09-21 at 10:29 -0400, Rob Crittenden wrote:
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
world.
+1

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?
- /var/log - shouldn't matter - it's being sent to centralized log hosts
which I've always had put files in /srv/logs
- /var/mail has no data - all your mail should be in your central mail
server and not in /var/mail but in another path /srv/mail or /srv/mqueue
often

- /var/spool/cron doesn't have any files in it b/c users are not allowed
to add cron jobs except on highly specific systems. Moreover, if you're
adding root or system-controlled cron jobs they should go in /etc/cron.d
or in the /etc/cron.hourly, /etc/cron.daily, etc directories.

never in /var/spool/cron and NEVER add by such a cumbersome tool as cron

i agree with you about /srv, but not with the above. do you have any
system with real users? why don't you allow cron jobs for normal users???

Disagree with keeping /srv ( -1 :)  )

All admins should be able to use the mkdir command to create the directory.

If it's not used by the System remove-it .....

Oh and by the way we allow all our user to run cron jobs....

Kv.
     Johann B.

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