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11<version>1.8</version> 11<version>1.9</version>
12<date>2005-02-20</date> 12<date>2005-06-10</date>
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15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
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17<title>Block Devices</title> 17<title>Block Devices</title>
68If you are installing Gentoo to perform as a mailserver, your 68If you are installing Gentoo to perform as a mailserver, your
69<path>/var</path> should be separate as all mails are stored inside 69<path>/var</path> should be separate as all mails are stored inside
70<path>/var</path>. A good choice of filesystem will then maximise your 70<path>/var</path>. A good choice of filesystem will then maximise your
71performance. Gameservers will have a separate <path>/opt</path> as most gaming 71performance. Gameservers will have a separate <path>/opt</path> as most gaming
72servers are installed there. The reason is similar for <path>/home</path>: 72servers are installed there. The reason is similar for <path>/home</path>:
73security and backups. 73security and backups. You will definitely want to keep <path>/usr</path> big:
74not only will it contain the majority of applications, the Portage tree alone
75takes around 500 Mbyte excluding the various sources that are stored in it.
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77As you can see, it very much depends on what you want to achieve. Separate 79As you can see, it very much depends on what you want to achieve. Separate
78partitions or volumes have the following advantages: 80partitions or volumes have the following advantages:

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