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Old 11-16-2004, 02:01 AM   #1
hardeep_ubhi
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Question /var/tmp folder


when does linux clears the /tmp/var folder,because i have some important files in /var directory.that has to be there.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 06:26 AM   #2
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/var/tmp is sometimes just a symlink to /tmp... and at times /tmp is cleared out at bootup.. My suggestion, don't keep important files in /tmp... /var is okay, /tmp is not.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 02:34 AM   #3
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Cool /var/tmp

Right! Don't keep "important" or "permanent" files in /tmp or /var/tmp. I once installed a commercial database system (not Oracle or the likes) on a MIPS System V box. Everytime the OS was booted, the system didn't work, and it took some time to discover that the DB kept its licence-file on /tmp (easy and well documented)... but the /tmp was a RAM-filesystem!
 
Old 10-02-2006, 06:43 AM   #4
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Right! Don't keep "important" or "permanent" files in /tmp or /var/tmp. I once installed a commercial database system (not Oracle or the likes) on a MIPS System V box. Everytime the OS was booted, the system didn't work, and it took some time to discover that the DB kept its licence-file on /tmp (easy and well documented)... but the /tmp was a RAM-filesystem!
That's just shitty coding if you want my opinion. If I was the project manager or QA tester, that wouldn't have passed for me.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 07:10 AM   #5
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Cool /var/tmp

Agree! (But I did not write the DB, I only made a fix).
 
  


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