[zfs-discuss] unable to boot zfs pool using dracut and systemd

covici at ccs.covici.com covici at ccs.covici.com
Wed Jan 20 17:26:01 EST 2016

Thanks for your reply -- I may change things some day, right now I have
/usr and /var separate, but my point is that dracut won't mount ANY file
system which is separate by itself, so even if I got /usr on the same
system, I still would be faced with  which ever ones were separate.

Richard Laager via zfs-discuss <zfs-discuss at list.zfsonlinux.org> wrote:

> Forget systemd and all that.
> I would suggest that if you want to split things up, it is the *data*
> that should be separated.
> That is, have a single filesystem for /, including /bin, /sbin/,
> /usr. Then, separate out /home, /srv, /var/log, /var/spool/mail, etc.
> Basically, if you want to back it up, it should be a different
> filesystem. Another way to look at this would be: if you rollback an
> OS upgrade, which filesystems would you NOT want to rollback.
> This still accomplishes your goal that filling up logs or the OS
> doesn't break the data partitions, and vice versa.
> -- 
> Richard
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