how do others deal with /var during upgrades?
Christofer C. Bell
cbell at jayhawks.net
Thu Feb 19 14:31:24 UTC 2004
On Thu, 19 Feb 2004, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Feb 2004, Ian Mortimer wrote:
> > > under /var, you'd find things like web and ftp server data that you'd
> > > probably want to carry across to the new install. on the other hand,
I tar up /var/spool/mail, /var/spool/cron, /var/www, and /var/ftp and then
nuke the rest. When the new system is installed, I just untar that
content over the new directories. Yes, /var is a mess. Personally, I
feel that when going to a new system, unless you have system logs you want
to preserve, it should be safe to blow away /var completely.
"Build a man a fire and he will be warm for the rest of the night. Set
a man on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life." -- Unknown
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