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Old 08-11-2006, 11:19 AM   #1
seashell11
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Copy Home Folder


I installed Ubuntu 5.10 right after it first came out last year. It was my first linux install, so I wasn't bright enough to make a separate home folder partition.

I upgraded to dapper last march, and everything has worked pretty well, but now X keeps locking up. I can't even log in and run anything under the X server, because it freezes and I have to hit the reset button. There is a bunch of extra stuff on the computer, and I would like to just do a full reinstall with dapper.

Fstab is set to connect to a remote nfs folder. So now my question is, can someone tell me what I need to type in command line so that I can copy my complete home folder to the remote nfs hard drive?
 
Old 08-11-2006, 11:57 AM   #2
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Sure thing buddy,

go to the command line and the command will be

cp /home/shane /whereever you want it to go

As always- make sure to check that everything copied over before formatting.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 12:29 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by shane25119
Sure thing buddy,

go to the command line and the command will be

cp /home/shane /whereever you want it to go

As always- make sure to check that everything copied over before formatting.
When I do this, I get the message
Code:
root@shell:/# cp /home/eastern /share/backup
cp: omitting directory '/home/eastern'
root@shell:/#
 
Old 08-11-2006, 12:39 PM   #4
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Try this
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cp -R /home/eastern/* /share/backup
 
  


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