Reformatting file system layout
On my RH 7.3 server, I currently have 3 drives, mounted at various locations. This machine serves as a web server with MySQL backend, mail server, ftp server, smb server, etc. My wife will shoot me if I kill this box.
My file systems are filling up rather quickly now, with a large-ish community using my message boards on a daily basis. So here's what I want to do:
1) Move ALL data to another drive (some large drive or other) on another machine.
2) Install RH8 with logical volumes spanning the current drives.
3) Move ALL data back.
Data in this case means everything. I'm talking /etc files, database files, configuration files, and so on.
I think I have myself a daunting little task here, for the simple reason of the data move and the possiblility that moving all the data back to the new RH8 install will break that install.
Here's the current filesystem layout:
/dev/hda7 9115960 6217708 2435180 72% /
/dev/hda5 241084 15571 213066 7% /boot
/dev/hdb1 4150700 447556 3492296 12% /var/www
/dev/hdc1 38464340 31339668 5170768 86% /shared
none 224708 0 224708 0% /dev/shm
I have another machine up and ready to go to store the data.
Any suggestions? Current Mood: aggravated