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Re: moving var
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: moving var
- From: qm190_(_at_)_brandxdev_(_dot_)_net
- Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 17:16:11 -0500
:I installed 3.5 on a ss20 and the disk is 2 Gb.
:I'm using it for the webserver and now /var is a little bit small.
:I have another disk. Can I "just" move /var to the new disk and mount it
:in fstab without breaking anything ?
Change "just" to:
. perform a backup
. make sure the fs isn't in use. This usually means being in
Change "move" to:
. mount the new partition at another location and copy the existing data
there. If the old data is on its own partition, you can pipe dump to
restore; otherwise, take your pick of rsync/tar/cpio/etc.
Then update fstab and reboot. If all is well, you can return to
single-user, unmount the "new" /var and blow away the old one.
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