[RFC] /var versus /srv

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Fri Sep 21 15:52:10 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-09-21 at 17:38 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le Ven 21 septembre 2007 16:49, Ralf Corsepius a écrit :
> >>From the FHS:
> > Chapter 5. The /var Hierarchy
> > Purpose
> > /var contains variable data files. This includes spool directories and
> > files, administrative and logging data, and transient and temporary
> > files.
> And some transient files like spools may be backed up, but /var is not
> for long-term data
I should have been more explict: Unlike Seth said, /var not for
transient and temporary only.

e.g. /var/lib/ is full of non-transient data, which, if you loose them
due to not having backed up, will let you "appear pretty old".


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