I can't sleep worrying about an extra 120 MB wasted on my HD. In my nightmare I got to thinking , you know he's right ... don't be no fool. So I decided to start over again. Now I'm downloading 7.2 stable and I'm getting all disk three disk. I'm going to install Raw BSD, the port system and all the programs that I will be needing. I Figure 2 gig MAX, than I break it down.
Disk 1 = Approx 560mb unzipped Approx 1.7 GB
Disk 2 = Approx 603mb unzipped Approx 1.8 GB
Disk 2 = Approx 639mb unzipped Approx 1.9 GB
3.516 GB = Windows 12
I can't wait for Quantum
Now I might be new but I do know the goal is not to have much to reinstall if something goes wrong on any server at home or rented. You can't stop bad guy, or bad weather and you can't trust a bunch of snap-shots on even hundred of back-up servers around the world. I been reading... They all might snap the same problem or get hit by lighting. We all are not experts out here . Even an single mistake made by the developed system itself and it's all GONE, passwords, database, alimony record, hidden po*n and ALL gone in a flash. heehee
Chaney himself couldn't survive that.
OK, killasmur86 got it together for all of us ... there is no excuse
What do you think about this ???
(1) Install ports and everything we need on our HD no matter how many gigs
(2) Do your standard configuration [fix-up]... Tighten up all of your programs and files.
(3) Test everything no matter how long it take.
(4) Copy entire disk to a folder named BACK-UP ALL on flash stick, including your old way.
Now Here's the Good Part
(5) Create another folder on the same stick. Name it Back-up Small. Copy all to that folder too.
This is where you strip away everything you will not be using for a while down to the bone.
Walla, for me no more Port-System until need. For others who know how to do thing well, they will chop off up to 70% or more and leave it in the bank (BACK-UP SMALL).
(6) Format and sanitize disk and throw -- BACK-UP SMALL - - back to the disk somehow.
Finally, if your server ever go bad you will do the same in under half the time or less, saving tons of hours and money. There is no better security. MAX SECURITY with-out the buff. Less question, less worries.
The only problem may be if you want to up grade .... simply go to freeBSD and get it the old fashion way or reinstall BACK-UP ALL and do it again much easier ... only when you have been notified of bug, etc... or do that on a separated machine with the same set-up at home or in a department at the work. Any UNIX that is build as secure server, and you know THIS, it don't need to update no more than one every other year or so unless the team has founded new bug. That kind of thing is for developers and desktop users who do everything hard-core just to do battle all. Get yourself two flash sticks, one for the pocket and one under the matt so you can sleep in peace.
This should work right ?
Can't wait to install 7.2
Good night - revolution