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I have a question regarding a new Ubuntu installation. I have a primary SSD drive and secondary HDD drive. I am going to put home on the secondary drive and have done this with multiple installations. However over time with the number of applications I install the primary disk fills up.

What other locations should I put on the secondary drive? /usr? /var?

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Since the most of the aplications are installed in /bin and /usr/bin, you should mount them on secondary HDD drive. Because /usr/bin, /usr/lib and /usr/share takes the most space of the entire /usr, you can also mount /usr. However, mounting these partitions will slow down your computer(start up of aplications), since they are now moved to the slower HDD.

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That was quick, thank you. – Fintan Kearney May 27 '14 at 13:14
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Always glad to help. If this question was useful, please, upvote it too. Thanks! – Dusan Milosevic May 27 '14 at 13:16
    
If I could I would, need more reputation! Thanks again. – Fintan Kearney May 27 '14 at 13:18
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2 years later I have the reputation. Here you go sir. Better late than never :) – Fintan Kearney Apr 5 at 15:08
    
@FintanKearney Wow, thanks! – Dusan Milosevic Apr 11 at 17:42

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