On 7/28/07, Randall R Schulz email@example.com wrote:
On Friday 27 July 2007 19:17, Randall R Schulz wrote:
On Friday 27 July 2007 18:48, Greg Freemyer wrote:
On 7/27/07, Randall R Schulz firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Friday 27 July 2007 17:41, Greg Freemyer wrote: ...
I don't doubt that Oracle (or MySQL or PostgreSQL, etc.) are flexible enough to do this, but that does not mean it's a good idea.
Per a very recent release of Oracle:
What can I say to someone who posts a copy to the list _and_ to the individual...
Wow. That was really rude. I was upset with something else, and one of my weaknesses is letting my overall emotional state spill over to other matters that come along. The annoyance at getting an off-list copy was enough to trigger it.
No problem, I found it more humorous than anything.
I still disagree about using the root for such things and I wouldn't take recommendations from Oracle that go against my better judgement.
I actually did some googling for linux mount points and best practice. All I found was the Oracle docs (several, mostly older), and some talking about creating /mnt/hdc1 type of mount points. And opensuse of course uses /media
I use those all the time, but for short term mounting, not for long term permanent mounts. And note those too are all on the root partition.
I'm almost positive my 15 year old Compaq Tru64 UNIX training recommended putting all long term mount points in the root and I've seen it done by dozens of different customers (ie. situations where I did not make the decisions).
I guess in big data centers where you have automated deployment tools it could be a problem to have mount points on the root partition.