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Old 08-15-10, 06:53 AM   #1
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Default A more secure install

Hi guys - just looking to verify some things I've been reading, maybe gain a tip or two. By "more secure" I'm referring to protection from loss of data through breakage rather than hardening an existing install.

It's my understanding that setting up separate partitions for /tmp and /var can protect a system if a process begins uncontrollable writes...

/home I'll have on it's own partition anyway, but for backup purposes /home and /etc are really the only *must haves*, but that backing up /etc alone doesn't preserve program updates.

Is this accurate? And would anyone mind sharing what type of partitioning scheme you use and why?

Thanks guys
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