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.