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I was running low in disk space on my Linux box, Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop, (specifically on my /home partition) so I added another disk to it and I am trying to move the home partition into it.

I am trying to follow the steps on this guide here:

However, when copying the files over to the new mounted partition rsync seems to fail silently. When I compare the folders, the new one is still empty.

This is the command that I am executing:

sudo rsync -axS --exclude='/*/.gvfs' /home/. /media/home/.

Has it anything to do with the encryption on my home folder?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

-if your home directory is encryted, follow the guide by Joao as answer to question here

-otherwise if your home directory is not encrypted just follow the advice in this question

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