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I am setting up a Linux home server with FTP/Web/NFS/SSH/GIT services. It will be used as a backup server.

What's the typical usage of directories to keep my system organized?

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Everything goes under /srv, but...

The methodology used to name subdirectories of /srv is unspecified as there is currently no consensus on how this should be done.

The home directory is of course useful if there's only one user that will use it.

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though practically web serving comes under /var/www as well – Journeyman Geek Dec 12 '11 at 7:46
Thanks. I will be the only user/admin. And my own configuration files are intended to go under $HOME. What's your suggestion for FTP files and git repository on the server? Should be be under /media/ directory as there are sort of external comparing to other files – steveyang Dec 12 '11 at 7:47
@yangchenyun: What does the page I linked to say? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Dec 12 '11 at 7:59
@IgnacioVazquez-Abrams sorry, just realized there is link there. – steveyang Dec 12 '11 at 8:02

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