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Old 01-05-2005, 11:08 PM   #1
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How do I move /home to a new partition?

I would like to move my /home to a new partition on a different hard drive.

How do I do this and transfer the existing data in /home to the new location?

Old 01-05-2005, 11:12 PM   #2
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Well, after posting I managed to find a post that answers this question. Didn't see it the first time I searched....ooops.
Anyways, for anyone who may be interested, here is that post:
Old 01-05-2005, 11:15 PM   #3
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first setup your new partition and mount it under something like /mnt/home

Then make sure your logged in as root, and do cp -a /home/ /mnt/home/

Then delete all the files from /home the add

/dev/hdXX /home XXX defaults 0 2

to fstab, replacing the X's wit the approriate settings, then

umount /mnt/home
mount /home

And your done.

Thats the basics anyway, I would do a full backup of /home before proceeding.


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