[RFC] /var versus /srv

Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org
Fri Sep 21 14:17:22 UTC 2007

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.


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.

Matthew Miller           mattdm at mattdm.org          <http://mattdm.org/>
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