Moving VAR TMP HOME OPT to new partitions
I see from several documents it is wise to have directories such as the /HOME /VAR /TMP /OPT on a different partition from the root partition
and then mount them as /HOME /VAR /TMP /OPT
I question is
When I install SUSE 9 ES it gives you a couple of basic choices i.e how big do you want the swap partition and the root partition etc but that is about it from what I can see. Therefore when the server is installed the above directories will be on the root partition
Now I know I can use FDISK etc to create other partitions for the above or may be two one for home and another for the others
but do I then move the VAR OPT TMP directories to these new partitions when mount them as above then put the mounts if FSTAB (I think thatís the right file) so they mount on boot up?
Will I be able to move all thee files in these directories when the system is running? Will I have to be are run level 3 (no X) to move the files
My idea is to run VMWARE for Linux on the system and I want to make it as fast as possible to I thought I would create an EXT2 no journaling file system partition to hold VMWARE (or at leave the virtual machine files) as I believe this will be faster than ext3?
if I move these above directories in this fashing are there any config files that I have to update or will the fact that they are mounts as /TMP /VAR etc mean as far as the config files are concerned they look like they are in the same place as before?
Thank you in advanced for you help..