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Old 06-14-2010, 04:44 AM   #1
phorning
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new hdd, old mount needs to point to new hdd mount.


Hey guys,

I'm pretty new to Linux, but since our admin has left the company they asked me to have a look at it. So keep it easy

We have 2 disks in the machine, one of them is full so we bought a new one.

We have sda3 mounted on /export (which is full)

I copied all data of sda3 to the new sdb1 disk so its exactly the same as sda3. Since many of our programs use the /export mount I want the old sda1 /export mount to point to the new /exportnew mount.

Should I just be deleting everything thing in sda3 /export and make a symbolic link to /exportnew or is there another better way?

Thanks for the help in advanced, if I need to supply more info let me know.

Peter
 
Old 06-14-2010, 04:48 AM   #2
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What does the contents of your /etc/fstab file look like? If /export is just a mount directory, can't you simply "umount /export" and then "mount -t <filesystem> /dev/sdb1 /export"?
 
Old 06-14-2010, 04:54 AM   #3
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# /export was on /dev/sda3 during installation
UUID=804c5071-3f7b-4553-a058-ed720dd26f21 /export ext3 relatime 0 2

So guess im going to remove that line and add?

/dev/sdb1 /export ext3 relatime 0 2
 
Old 06-14-2010, 05:44 AM   #4
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That'll probably do it, yup. Assuming that partition wasn't part of a volume group, but if it were, I guess you wouldn't be replacing the disk.
 
  


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