[NZLUG] Copying Home Directory to a new partition.

David McNab david at conscious.co.nz
Tue Apr 8 14:33:29 NZST 2014


Another option is

$ rsync -av /home/ /newhome




On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 2:22 PM, Bruce Kingsbury <zcat at zcat.geek.nz> wrote:

> I use cp -a /home/user/. /newhome/user/
>
> .. or cp -a /home/user /newhome
>
>
>
> On 8 April 2014 07:53, Steve Holdoway <steve at greengecko.co.nz> wrote:
> > That's because it's been recreated...
> >
> >
> > On 07/04/14 22:47, Cliffp wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> Hmm, the dot files *do* seem to have been copied. I have a .dropbox in
> the
> >> new folder and it contains stuff.
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >>
> >> Cliff
> >>
> >> On 07/04/14 21:47, Matthew Poole wrote:
> >>>
> >>> cp somedirectory/* will not get the dot files that you need for
> >>> configuration, IME. Dropbox is stored in a dot directory, too, and I
> >>> suspect you'd find a heap of other application configs are also
> >>> missing. I've found it necessary to either go back and cp
> >>> somedirectory/ or cp .[a-Z]*
> >>>
> >>> On 7 April 2014 9:36:18 PM NZST, Cliffp <enkidu at cliffp.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> I did the following:
> >>>>
> >>>> 1) Formatted a partition /dev/sda5 as ext4 (as cliffp). 2) Logged
> >>>> out as cliffp and logged in as user2. 3) Mounted /dev/sda5 as
> >>>> /olddisk. 4) Copied /home/cliffp to /oldisk (sudo cp -d -r -x -v
> >>>> --preserve /home/cliffp/* /olddisk) 5) Changed fstab to mount
> >>>> /dev/sda5 on /home/cliffp. 6) Reboot. 7) Login as cliffp.
> >>>>
> >>>> That seems to work, except that the Unity bar thing is different
> >>>> to what it used to be. Also it prompts me to set up Dropbox.
> >>>> However the desktop background is correct, and the desktop icons
> >>>> are correct.
> >>>>
> >>>> What did am I missing?
> >>>>
> >>>> Cheers,
> >>>>
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