Originally Posted by pixellany
Slightly off-topic, but:
There is NOTHING wrong with having only one partition....The trick is to have big drives and big partitions. Storage is cheap.
Ummm ... you may find nothing wrong with that. I do.
At least if you don't qualify what you're doing about/
against that one thing filling up.
In the end all it gives you is a 10x, 20x, 100x longer
time till your problem occurs if something keeps filling
that one partition up.
It was only last week that I saw a box that someone here
hadn't built to standard go "boom" because / filled up,
/var was not on a separate file-system and it became
impossible to even log in on the console. We had to hard
boot the box off a DVD to clean up space. Thank God it
wasn't a machine that runs any tier-1 apps.