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Re: Separate /home directories etc?




On 07/06/2018 03:47 PM, Richard Owlett wrote:
In response to a unrelated post to a LUG, I was asked if I had a separate /home directory. Short answer -- no.

I abandoned WinXP when Jessie had become stable.
The installer defaults {I assume for cause} to putting every thing on one partition/directory.

Where may I read about pros/cons ?
TIA

On 07/06/2018 03:54 PM, Matthew Crews wrote:
Pros to keeping same partition together
Pros: less hassle
Cons: if your / partition drive fails, it takes /home with it

Separate partitions
Pros: if your / partition drive fails, it does not take /home with it
Pros: easier to run multiple distros
Cons: more hassle

That was succinct.

On 07/06/2018 06:40 PM, ntrfug wrote:

The home directory contains not only "personal data" but configuration
directories for all your apps.

I long ago settled on a middle-of-the-road solution--I have a partition
mounted on /home/ntrfug/files which contains all my "data" such as
email, photos, documents, non-distribution software, bank statements,
etc. I've been doing this for ~20 years and I still like it. I can
reinstall nuking the home directory to take advantage of updated
configurations but still keep my word processing documents, email, and
general umm, stuff.


That illustrates why I phrased my question {"Where may I read about pros/cons ?"} as I did.

I expecting referrals to "essay"/"HowTo"/"tutorial"/??? .
There have bee several descriptions of how&why individuals do what they do.

I was expecting an article which surveyed the topic, seeing "the forest not the trees".
Thanks