Originally posted by elucid
That the thing, all the log files are empty in the directory giving me the problem. You open it in vi and poof...nothing. The files exist, just nothing in them. I had already killed the interchange daemon so it would stop appending log files. And since they are empty, it's not giving me much to go by...
Right. But depending on how that partition was formatted you can chew up space with 'zero' size files as each file will take up at least [inode density] space. If it was formatted with the stadard setup it should be 4096 bytes, so even an empty file will still use 4K of space. I would 'rm -r <log_file_directory>' and wait until it completes. then re-create the directory with the proper permissions. That should at least clear up that problem.
What tasks will the server be perorming? Looks like httpd and mail. It can bog down pretty quick with a few users. You might consider getting another couple (well 3 anyway) of SCSI drives so you can gain a little bit of performance by using different drives for some of the busier partiions. (Just my $.02)
At the very least I would do the following: (you should be able to do this while still keeping your root on the original drive.). Pleae keep in mind that this is the simplified version and that you should backup before you attmept anything like this.
1) get reiserfs working (at the kernel level)
2) Take some time to re-examine the tasks that server will be performing and decide where to put the 'busier' partitions. (/var/spool, /usr/local (or wherever your www pages are) and a partition for the interchange catalogs.) IMHO you should look at using a total of four drives. Partition and format the new partitions wih reiserfs.
3) Mount one of the partitions. Copy the desired directories to their new partition. I use this from within the folder I want to copy - 'find . -xdev | cpio -pm /<where_you_mounted_your_new_parttion>'. umount and mount the next new partition. Lather, rinse repeat.
4) change your fstab to mount the new partitions to the proper dirs.
It's a little more difficult to get your root fs to reiserfs as you'll have to do some extra shuffling. It's possible and not a bad idea.