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Old 03-05-2019, 10:35 AM   #1
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aquota.group & aquota.user - reinstall but keeping /home


Hi, I am upgrading from CentOS 6 to 7 so had to go a new install. However as /home had so much data I want to keep it. Am almost there (users/groups are no longer UID/GID) but the original home and the new one both have aquota.group & aquota.user in their root.

So when I flip to the new home I'm worried ed these will cause a problem.

the mount for fstab is

UUID=ed9b61db-4055-4ecb-b0e0-bde888282ec7 / ext4 quota,seclabel,grpquota,usrquota,data=ordered,relatime,rw 0 1

So do I just remove quota & grpquota (I know there is other stuff like UUID I need to change) or is there another strategy?

Asking here as I think it is fairly distribution agnostic.

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or can I just 'yum remove quote' and remove quota, grpquota and usrquota from fstab

Ben

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Old 03-05-2019, 04:27 PM   #2
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The mount you show is for "/" which is root. Do you have a separate mount for /home?

If not it seems you'll overwrite it as a subdirectory of "/" when you do the reinstall. Hopefully you've backed everything up so you can restore even if this isn't the case and something else goes wrong.

Are you using LVM or partitions (or metadisks)?
 
Old 03-05-2019, 05:49 PM   #3
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Already done the reinstall. It's on a separate disk. I am just using the /home from the old disk.
 
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... but the original home and the new one both have aquota.group & aquota.user in their root.
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I am just using the /home from the old disk.
Be very specific about what data resides where now, and will for the final system.
Personally if I had to use it, I would simply delete the quota databases and rebuild after the migration. But then I've never used quotas, so caveat emptor.
 
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You didn't say whether you're using partitions, LVM or metadisks. Is the mount entry you originally displayed what you had on the fstab before reinstall or the one for your new installed root? If the former was /home just a subdirectory of / or was it a separate mount point? What entry did you have for /home in the original fstab?

What does "fdisk -l" show? Do "vgs", "pvs" and "lvs" show anything?
 
Old 03-26-2019, 03:48 PM   #6
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You didn't say whether you're using partitions, LVM or metadisks. Is the mount entry you originally displayed what you had on the fstab before reinstall or the one for your new installed root? If the former was /home just a subdirectory of / or was it a separate mount point? What entry did you have for /home in the original fstab?

What does "fdisk -l" show? Do "vgs", "pvs" and "lvs" show anything?
Just standard ext4.
 
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Just standard ext4.
ext4 is a filesystem type that you layout on top of a device. Answering the questions about the underlying device (e.g. by showing "fdisk -l" output) would be helpful.
 
  


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