[RFC] /var versus /srv

Richi Plana myfedora at richip.dhs.org
Wed Sep 26 21:59:34 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 20:39 +0000, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 16:33 -0200, Thomas M Steenholdt wrote:
> > Richi Plana wrote:
> > > 
> > > Whenever I move services from one machine to another (say for a server
> > > upgrade), I never backup /var. The only thing I backup out of it
> > > is /var/www.
> > > 
> > 
> > Hope you don't use databases such as mysql along with your www stuff, 
> > because you'd be sorely missing the databases in that case... Mysql puts 
> > databases in /var/lib/mysql per default on Fedora.
> Not to mention Mailman list configs and archives in /var/lib/mailman.

If there's any interest, I could make spec files (based off of the
latest SRPM) for one of these packages to move the data directory
from /var to /srv. Just let me know which packages you find interesting
and I'll submit the spec file to the package maintainer (or here if
Fedora doesn't want to move it).

Richi Plana

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