Right now I have a small server handling a few things—DNS, HTTP serving, email, etc—and am storing all my data in
/data/, a directory I create on all servers I administrate.
The reason I like to store data in
/data/ is so that I can easily back up the important data by just tar-ing the entire directory. If I were to backup the entire system, I'd have a lot of extra data that I don't need (at the moment, I backup the system once a week and the
/data/ directory nightly).
Since I'm planning a relatively large setup right now (10+ machines), I'm wondering if there's any reason I should store data in
/var/ or another directory instead of
Thanks for the advice.