[RFC] /var versus /srv

Richi Plana myfedora at richip.dhs.org
Fri Sep 21 15:46:23 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-09-21 at 10:29 -0400, Rob Crittenden wrote:
> > /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?

/var/spool/mail is another thing that needs moving. Most of the time, I
either use $HOME/Maildir/ or database storage for mail user's mail
(assuming that mail services is what the box is offering). root mail
and /var/log/* stuff are definitely transient. While some institutions
might make it their policy to back-up information like that for
track-record keeping for future review purposes (forensics), they most
certainly aren't crucial nor relevant for _continued service use_.

Richi Plana

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