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Old 04-01-2017, 12:47 PM   #16
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Any messing about with copying the contents of partitions etc is best done from a live USB.
Otherwise you are trying to overwrite some possibly hidden files which are in use.

The GUI is badly suited to this - you have to run a file manager to copy files in the GUI.
 
Old 04-01-2017, 12:48 PM   #17
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OP already shrank the root partition with OS installed on it, there is no need to reinstall. Moving /home contents to the new partition and doing necessary changes in fstab will suffice.
 
Old 04-01-2017, 03:10 PM   #18
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I am sure that would work but there must be a shorter way.

I also would like to know if /home could live on a network drive. I have a Synology NAS two drive bay that is mirrored (Raid 1). I also have 2 other computers. If /home (on each one with all of the user accounts living in all of the /home) that would reside on NAS Disk 1 it will automatically be written to disk 1 as well. Saves backing up.
 
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Even if possible, RAID is no substitute for taking proper backups.

Also /etc contains important configuration info...

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Old 04-01-2017, 05:50 PM   #20
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Of course it is possible, as I mentioned in the post #14, which apparently was ignored by OP.
I agree about RAID, it is not backup.
 
  


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