Adivce on Partitions

Clive Menzies clive at clivemenzies.co.uk
Fri Jun 2 13:16:54 UTC 2006


On (02/06/06 08:24), Ylan Segal wrote:
> Erik Christiansen wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 01, 2006 at 07:35:33PM -0700, Scott wrote:
> > 
> >>So the only solution I've been able to come up with is to move the above
> >>mentioned subdirectories to /.
> > 
> > 
> > If ~ is /home/me, then one alternative is to employ /home/me_a and
> > /home/me_b, where only one contains files to be backed up. It is not
> > necessary to useradd me_b. The files are just moved, and still owned by
> > your original accouunt. You just have a home, and a garage. ;-)
> 
> I like that. A garage.
> 
> So, my brand-new plan is:
> 
> /home - Separate partition with enough space for music + other data
> /home/ylan.encrypted - Encrypted storage container
> /home/ylan - Home directory, mounts to /home/ylan.encrypted (via encfs +
> libpam-encfs)
> /home/music - where my music will be stored (unencrypted)
> 
> /home/ylan.encrypted will be backed up regularly (in encrypted form)
> using regular methods.
> 
> I believe this keeps everything neatly organized and allows for my
> encryption / music storing / backup scheme to work without much hassle.
> 
> > 
> > It is neater to reserve / for system stuff, wouldn't you agree?
> 
> Yes I do. That is why I consulted in the first place :)

I've come in on this a bit late but if you use rsync for backups it has
an 'excludes' option which enables you to exclude files and
subdirectories from the backup.

Regards

Clive

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