You could simply format the new disk and mount it as /usr/home. However,
you would have to mount it elsewhere temporarily to move the real
/usr/home data to this new partition.
I would really have to see your fstab file to see how you got it set up,
but even if you have an existing partition for /usr/home it could be
renamed and used for something else.
Hope this info helps.
On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, Roger Merritt wrote:
> I have a chance to get my hands on a 4-GB hard drive that's being replaced
> by a 40-GB drive. My other machine really needs more space (it also has a
> 4-GB drive), and I'd like to move the /usr/home slice (or is it partition?)
> to the new(er) HDD and delete the /usr/home slice from the older drive. I
> presume the space would then be available to the /usr partition (the two
> are adjacent and /usr/home was created after /usr). Would deleting the
> slice cause my partition table to be rewritten with disastrous results?
> Or would it be better to set up three slices, for /, /var, and /usr, on the
> new drive, transfer the data from the old drive with backup and restore,
> backing up the contents of /usr/home to a tarball on the new drive, then
> repartition the old drive with a single slice, /usr/home, and copy the
> backup tarball?
> Also, since these two drives would be on the same cable, would using tar to
> transfer the data be faster than backup and restore?
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