I'm installing a SSD and to save space I want to move my user folder to another drive, is there a way to do that?
From Terminal type this:
sudo mkdir /mnt/tmp sudo mount /dev/sdb1/ /mnt/tmp
which will allow you to temporarily mount the new partition, assuming /sdb1 as new partition for HOME.
sudo rsync -avx /home/ /mnt/tmp
This will copy HOME to new location.
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /home
This will mount the new partition as HOME and makes sure all data is present.
sudo umount /home
This will unmount the new partion.
rm -rf /home/*
This deletes the old HOME.
To make HOME permanent you need to know the UUID of the new partition for the
fstab entry. you can get that by giving command:
Note down the UUID and use the same to change
sudo nano /etc/fstab
Now add the following at the end.
UUID=<noted number from above> /home ext4 defaults 0 2
NOTE: You need to select the exact file system that was formatted(for example ext4 as chosen here).
Now you can Resart your computer to see the new HOME.
Copy all the files from your /home to another drive
Change the /etc/fstab entry to point /home to that drive
If you don't how, reply. I will provide a shell script to do that.