>>>>> "MS" == Markus Senoner <markus@stripped> writes:
MS> I installed MySQL-RPM on a RedHat 5.2 Server, and figured out,
MS> that the partition /var for the data is too small.
MS> Now I need to move the data to /usr.
MS> How can I do this, without reinstalling everything and by preserving
MS> the data already present in the tables?
Shut down mysqld. Move the directory in question, then make a
symbolic link to it at its old location. Restart mysqld.
MS> Why does the RPM version put the data in /var/lib ?!?
Because /var is where you put private, per-machine data. Your /usr
should be "read-only" for normal use.