Keeping new Ubuntu installation's /var on separate drive without formatting

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Published on 2010-10-11T18:55:45Z Indexed on 2011/03/03 7:26 UTC
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I have a server running an older version of Ubuntu and with /var stored on a separate partition on a separate hard drive. I am attempting to update Ubuntu to 10.04, but I still want to store /var on a separate partition and hard drive. However, I don't want to format the drive which currently contains /var, as it has important data.

Is there some way to have 10.04 set up the new /var on this separate drive at installation, without formatting the drive and losing the old /var?

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