I have a headless ubuntu server acting as a fileserver (samba and ssh) and sometimes virtualbox host. It is currently running from a USB drive, since all hard drive slots on the motherboard are occupied.
Since any OS can be rather write happy, and flash memory drives have limited write lifespan , I want to minimize the number of writes the OS makes to the drive.
I have already moved the swap files to one of the hard drives. Can I mount any other 'chatty' folders on the hard drives as well? (I imagine /var/log makes a few writes ever so often)
Which folders in a normal base ubuntu install are often written to, and how can I mount those folders on a separate drive?