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Old 05-24-2006, 07:25 PM   #1
jon_flanders
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Moving /home to a new partition


I would like to move my /home to an empty unmounted partition. I am using the latest Mandriva software. The partition that /home is in is 92% full.

Right now my /home is in the / directory. If I use Mandriva's partition software and simply tell it to mount the empty partition at /home or even /home/jon, which is my personal directory, will the files be moved to the new partition safely without fouling anything up, leaving my / reduced in size?
 
Old 05-24-2006, 07:50 PM   #2
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Does your empty partition have a filesystem? You will need to create one if not. Then you need to COPY your /home over to the new partition. Rename your existing /home to /home.old or something like that. Then mount the new partition to /home. Once everything tests out as OK, you can delete /home.old, freeing up space on your / filesystem.
 
Old 05-24-2006, 08:38 PM   #3
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And, strangely, with almost the same title as your post.
Moving Home
An older article, but still good.
 
  


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