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I want to upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit which means reinstalling. However I don't want to wipe out /home. My mount looks like

 mount
/dev/mapper/ubuntu-root on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (rw)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /run/user type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=104857600,mode=0755)
/dev/sda1 on /boot type ext2 (rw)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
vmware-vmblock on /run/vmblock-fuse type fuse.vmware-vmblock (rw,nosuid,nodev,default_permissions,allow_other)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/raph/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=raph)

Is there some way to protect /home during the reinstall or do I need to buy another hard drive to back it all up?

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Your root partition, which includes /home is mounted on a mapped device. Do you use LVM for it or is it encrypted? –  David Foerster Sep 26 '13 at 11:16
    
Why would you need to buy an extra hard disc for a backup? You already are doing regular backups of your personal files ;) –  Rinzwind Sep 26 '13 at 11:19
    
It is lvm. I thought at one point it might help me in the future. –  Anush Sep 26 '13 at 12:07
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