In an effort to make upgrades easier I am trying out setting up a separate partition for /home
I have a:
What I am looking for is some input, I've seen too many examples of do this, do that, do this etc....
So I have a blank system, essentially, the only thing I've done to this test setup is all the updates. Its now sitting fully updated to Elyssa (I am not Felicia compatible).
As an example:
I use KMail and I want to migrate the existing setup (mail, filters, accounts, etc.) to the new box.
So should I install all the apps I installed first?
Then move the /home stuff?
Whats the best way to do this?
I want to preserve permissions and UID's so tar or rsync seem to be the candidates for this step.
In the past this has not been an issue as the Linux boxes were never the primary, and didn't have all this data on it, but now they are the only machines. New Linux stuff came out I just blasted the old stuff away. Now Linux is the only game in town.
I'd like to do this in a way that should I be able to move past Elyssa I can do so by doing an install and pointing it to my /swap / /home partitions via the Install script.
Another item.... I set / to be 10GB and then the remainder (minus swap) of the drive is setup as the /home partition... is 10GB enough or should this be larger? Once again I've seen everyones comments on the "black art" of Linux partitioning..... / 10GB- Too small?
Thanks in advance.