Prefacing this by saying I'm pretty new to Linux/Computers.
I'm working on doing a yum update on an outdated RHEL (7.2) system. I'm currently not able to install anything new or change the disk partition scheme, but it was sent to my team with only 2g of /var space, while /home has 50g, and root, for some reason, has 641g. I know it's not ideal, but nothing I can do about it at this time.
While trying to yum update, the var cache fills up. I've tried
yum clear all , but there just isn't enough space in the folder to complete this update. I know you can use LVS to resize partitions, but was told this can be potentially dangerous and not always consistent. I also know I can do a symlink from the /var to /home or maybe root, but this feels like a band-aid and I want to make this solution long-term.
Is there a better way to handle this situation? And what is the best way to implement this symlink safely, if I have to use it?