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11<version>2.00</version> 11<version>2.1</version>
12<date>2005-03-28</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>
170<path>/home</path> separate as it increases security and makes backups easier. 170<path>/home</path> separate as it increases security and makes backups easier.
171If you are installing Gentoo to perform as a mailserver, your <path>/var</path> 171If you are installing Gentoo to perform as a mailserver, your <path>/var</path>
172should be separate as all mails are stored inside <path>/var</path>. A good 172should be separate as all mails are stored inside <path>/var</path>. A good
173choice of filesystem will then maximise your performance. Gameservers will have 173choice of filesystem will then maximise your performance. Gameservers will have
174a separate <path>/opt</path> as most gaming servers are installed there. The 174a separate <path>/opt</path> as most gaming servers are installed there. The
175reason is similar for <path>/home</path>: security and backups. 175reason is similar for <path>/home</path>: security and backups. You will
176definitely want to keep <path>/usr</path> big: not only will it contain the
177majority of applications, the Portage tree alone takes around 500 Mbyte
178excluding the various sources that are stored in it.
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179As you can see, it very much depends on what you want to achieve. Separate 182As you can see, it very much depends on what you want to achieve. Separate
180partitions or volumes have the following advantages: 183partitions or volumes have the following advantages:

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