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Month: August 2018

Re: [trinity-users] stretch problems

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 08:04:30 -0400
On Thursday 23 August 2018 23:24:37 Mike Bird wrote:

> On Thu August 23 2018 19:52:22 Gene Heskett wrote:
> > And after about 3 more installs, I got it to work, but in my
> > calculations for partition size, I forgot theres around 80 GB in
> > /var, my web pages etc, which was going to be in the / partition, so
> > 40Gb was soon filled up in copying it across.  But lots of empty
> > space left in home, so I fired up gparted to shrink the top of home
> > and make room for a new /opt partition.  But gparted refuses to do
> > that resize/move.  So it looks like another whole new install
> > tomorrow, except tomorrow will be after a new quick change drive
> > cage arrives
> Some possibilities you could consider are (1) fewer partitions and (2)
> LVM.
LVM was beta at best the last time I tried it back in the fog of time 
when I had a little color left in my beard, and wound up losing the 
system.  Is it trustable today?

Otherwise I'll probably just set it up as 2Gb for /boot, 500 Gb for /home
(thats 4x the 127G its using now and the rest as /, which has actually 
worked pretty good for wheezy. Even that may be too complex, so /boot, 
16G of /swap and the rest as / would also work. I had thought 
saveing /home separately might be a good idea and will likely do that 
now that I've surveyed the system with du -h. I'm about to take a 1T 
out, and put a 2T in for amanda at the same time, which would put a 1T 
available for /opt or even /home, but that drive has 75,000 spinning 
hours on it now. Its apparently found an immortality pill, it had 25 
re-allocated sectors before I updated its firmware at about 1000 hours, 
still does! As vtapes for amanda, its stayed around 85% used for years, 
with 25 to 60 GB rewritten every night. Its also backing up my cnc 
machines too, 5 total.

Thinking out loud...

> --Mike
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Cheers, Gene Heskett
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