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How Ubuntu 12.04 re-install handles /var on separate partition

To add some context to my question, the majority of my experience is with Mac OS X. The default installation process in modern versions of Mac OS X, for volumes on which Mac OS X is already installed, ...
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Any folders or files I create in /var/run/ get deleted when restarting the mac

Any added files or folders in /var/run they are deleted when I restart my machine. Why is this happening? What should I do to ensure these files are not deleted (or are recreated) and how would I go ...
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/var/lib/mysql folder is not coming up after install

I'm having some trouble with reinstalling MySQL, since i uninstalled it. I have been unable to install it again. yum install mysql-server yum install mysql But what ever I do, the folder ...
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what is the purpose of the files in this directory: /var/lib/apt/lists? [closed]

linux lubuntu HD4000 intel ivy-bridge 8gb 1600 ram. I am getting a duplicate entry error message from synaptic package manager and it says the problem is there. I am wondering a few things: What ...
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How to increase /var directory size?

First question: When I run df -h I can see this: # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on /dev/ad4s1a 9.7G 8.0G 918M 90% / devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B ...
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Worth it to move /var to physical disk vs logical?

Brief question about partition layout. I use an SSD for /, /boot, /usr, & /home partitions. I'd like to move /var to a mechanical disk to minimize writes to the SSD. I'm mainly concerned about ...
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Debian/Ubuntu is it possible to reinitialize /var/lib/apt/lists and /var/apt/cache after deleting them?

Is it possible to restore the functionality of /var/lib/apt/lists and /var/apt/cache after deleting them or minmizing them in some wa I am trying to shrink down an Ubuntu VM to the smallest size and ...
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Can't update opensuse from 11.4 to 12.1 because of lack of space in /var

I'm trying to update opensuse from version 11.4 to 12.1. The required download size is more than 1.0 GB, but my filesystem /var is precisely 1.0 GB, that's why zypper stops while downloading .rpm ...
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Move /var to new set of disks

I currently only have remote access to this CentOS box, I need to move /var form the primary RAID to a new set of disks that was installed with more space, My current thoughts on how to accomplish ...
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Cannot delete folder with rm -rf. Error: device or resource busy

I'm trying to delete /var/www/html but I'm getting this error: rm: cannot remove `html': Device or resource busy
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What, if anything, is safe to symlink in /var?

We have plenty of space on a different mounted device. Since the /var partition stays relatively static in terms of size (around 8-10GB because of big logs that we need), I'd be fairly happy to simply ...
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Are MySQL databases always stored in /var on CentOS?

Are MySQL databases always stored in /var on CentOS? Specifically - If a new CentOS/cPanel server that needs to support MySQL, doesn't have that partition, but only has these, does that mean MySQL ...
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Mac OS X Snow Leopard: permissions changed on /var results in dns lookup issues

I was attempting to solve an issue ("/var/log/msmtp.log: permissions denied" error when attempting to send mail using msmtp) when I did this: > chmod -R 770 /var After that, my machine would not ...
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Resize the /var directory in redhat enterprise edition 4

I am running NDB mysql. the log files fills up the /var directory. therefore i cant start the ndbd service now. as a temporary fix, i have deleted the log files and again working fine. but again the ...
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Unable to understand the folder /var/virusmails in Mac OS X

I was completing the instructions in finding MySQL's password, when I saw this My var at Root has the folder /var/virusmails which name is strange. The user of the folder is _amavisd which I do ...