Linux mount locations
09-23-2019, 03:12 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-23-2019, 03:14 AM by Gippy.)
Post: #1
Linux mount locations
Where to you mount your data drives?
I've got everything under /mnt right now, but that's inconvenient on a few different levels (permissions, backup utilities shy away from backing up anything in /mnt).

I've got 2 drives centered around running media-center stuff (a drive dedicated to the docker containers and an mdadm raid for media) that seem like they could stay in mount, but the other drives for photos and extra space seem like they'd be more convenient mounted in my home directory.

I don't seem to find any common convention, or anything warning me against this. My only worry that if my home directory looks like one big directory to backup utilities I may have a hard time restoring should anything go awry.

I also want to reinstall everything because I tried out a bunch of DEs and now my system in pretty polluted (yeah, I should have used VMs, shut up!), so re-configuring everything soon is inevitable.
09-24-2019, 11:25 PM,
Post: #2
RE: Linux mount locations
(09-23-2019, 03:12 AM)Gippy Wrote: Where to you mount your data drives?
I've got everything under /mnt right now, but that's inconvenient on a few different levels (permissions, backup utilities shy away from backing up anything in /mnt).

I've got 2 drives centered around running media-center stuff (a drive dedicated to the docker containers and an mdadm raid for media) that seem like they could stay in mount, but the other drives for photos and extra space seem like they'd be more convenient mounted in my home directory.

I don't seem to find any common convention, or anything warning me against this. My only worry that if my home directory looks like one big directory to backup utilities I may have a hard time restoring should anything go awry.

I also want to reinstall everything because I tried out a bunch of DEs and now my system in pretty polluted (yeah, I should have used VMs, shut up!), so re-configuring everything soon is inevitable.

I have several different mounts.  One is /var, one is /home, one is /, and one is /backup.


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