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Old 05-27-2004, 10:46 PM   #1
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Home directories are full

My home directories are already full. I mounted a new hard drive. How can I allocate space from this new hard drive to the existing user home directories?

Is it possible?


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I'd suggest to create a partition on the new hdd,
format it.
Mount it to some temporary directory.
Then copy all directories from /home over to the
temporary directory that the new hdd is mounted to.

Unmount new hdd.

Edit /etc/fstab, create an entry for
/home that points to the new partition.

Mount /home

See whether everything works fine.

If it does, unmount /home

Delete the files in the old home.

Mount /home again.

Voila :}


P.S.: Check my steps CAREFULLY, I may have
overlooked something, it's been a while that I did
it myself ;) The tips come with the GNU Licenses,
and NO responsibility :D


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