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I have a new harddrive which I wish to add for my /home directory, and I am wondering how this is going to work.
1. Do I stick it in, and then configure it so that it can be a second partition for /home. Then linux figures it out and save files accordingly to the new harddrive once the old one becomes entirely full?
2. Or do I have to make a full backup for my /home partition, delete the partition, make a /home partition on the new harddrive, format it, and then use it? If that's the case, what should I do with the old /home partition?
install new drive
enter single user run level
login as root
mount old home partition (if not already mounted)
mount new home partition
copy entire contents of old /home to new partition
edit fstab to mount /home to new disk/partition
have a beer.
Another thing to keep in mind is if you have several users on your system, you could use a /home2 partition for home directories on some of the users. The location of a users home page comes from the /etc/passwd file.