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Re: [opensuse] Separate /usr?
Ruediger Meier said the following on 08/09/2012 09:08 AM:

If one prefers to backup whole file systems rather than dealing with
directory trees and complicated/dangerous in/exclude rules then it
might help to keep it small by separating /usr.
Another point would be if you share /usr read-only across many machines
then you have to backup only one /usr.

We can take this a bit further.
There's a lot under /usr that is protected.
If you are using thin clients, LXE boot, and just about everything lives
on the server, or perhaps the Windows/SAMBA equivalent (Hi Lynn) then
its even possible that the NFS source isn't all on the same machine!

We can clearly identify thing like /usr/share which seem to have been
designed to be shared in this way. Logically at least even non-think
machines can share that resource. There may be development libraries
which it is easier to keep updated at a single point: /usr/lib/ruby, or
if you are obsessive many of the library directories under /usr/lib.
There may also be shared resources like corporate cryptographic keys.

There are many good reasons to partition your data.

Its why I'm very dubious about BtrFS.

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--Thomas Jefferson
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