SUMMARY: /var/mail in a different partition

From: SI-Gaetan Boudreau (boudreg@IRCM.UMontreal.CA)
Date: Sat Apr 19 1997 - 14:56:02 CDT

Someone from Sun suggesteg that I use a symbolic link instead of just
mounting the partition with the real name.

Here is the original question:
> Hi fellow sysadmin,
> I thought it would be a good idea to place /var/mail in a partition by
> itself so I can control better the space of the inbox and the space of
> log and errors messages in the rest of /var so one wouldn't interfere
> with the other.
> The problem is the normal permissions,owner,group of /var/mail are:
> drwxrwxrwt root mail
> but after I mount a partition over it, it becomes:
> drwxrwxr-x root sys

The solution is to create a symbolic link like this:
ln -s /var/mail /varmail
then mount /varmail on the partition reserved to the inboxes.

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