AWS EC2: Moving /var to EBS

From Tamas at work! not mine! :0)

Moving var to /mnt on aws. Often if you have the default storage size set when you create a new instance it is 8gig. To move your var director to another mount point:

rm -rf /mnt/*
cd /var
cp -ax * /mnt/
cd /
mv var var.old
mkdir var
umount -l /dev/xvdb
mount /dev/xvdb /var
nano /etc/fstab # make sure it will automount after restart
reboot
rm -rf /var.old

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