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Re: [RFC] /var versus /srv



On Fri, 2007-09-21 at 10:32 -0400, 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?

>From the FHS:
Chapter 5. The /var Hierarchy
Purpose
/var contains variable data files. This includes spool directories and
files, administrative and logging data, and transient and temporary
files.


Ralf



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