Separate /var /tmp and home partitions. a good idea?

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paulgault
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Separate /var /tmp and home partitions. a good idea?

Post by paulgault » Sun May 17, 2020 10:22 pm

Hi all,

I'm running ZM v1.34.11 on Debian 10 (Buster) on baremetal. I've used Ubuntu since 2007 on all my desktop PCs but I'm not in the IT industry and not really done much with servers.

I've just done a fresh Debian 10 install and I opted for separate /home, /var and /tmp partitions. I'm not sure if this was a good idea or not now as I've only got 3.8 gigs of disk space now in the default storage area. lols! :oops: :lol:

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Disk /dev/sda: 59 GiB
Disk model: CHN 18ZIF001M 06

brian$ lsblk
NAME   MAJ:MIN RM  SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda      8:0    0   59G  0 disk 
├─sda1   8:1    0 11.1G  0 part /
├─sda2   8:2    0    1K  0 part 
├─sda5   8:5    0    4G  0 part /var
├─sda6   8:6    0    2G  0 part [SWAP]
├─sda7   8:7    0  768M  0 part /tmp
└─sda8   8:8    0 41.2G  0 part /home
I don't mind wiping and re-installing as it was easy enough or having a go at resizing the partitions but my question here is to ask if other people think there is any point in separating out the partitions like this and if other people do this as well?
also, what size partitions make sense for a 60 gig SSD on a 2-3 camera system?

thanks guys.
Paul.

paulgault
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Re: Separate /var /tmp and home partitions. a good idea?

Post by paulgault » Fri May 22, 2020 4:53 pm

any opinions on partitioning schemes? anyone?

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