[Gllug] Home sweet home

John G Walker johngeoffreywalker at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Dec 28 18:35:35 UTC 2009

On Mon, 28 Dec 2009 17:43:12 +0000 (GMT) Chris Bell
<chrisbell at 3966.ukfsn.org> wrote:

>  Another way of doing things is to originally create very small /home
> directories with a symlink to a much larger partition or perhaps a
> separate server.

I can see you're trying to shepherd me into the symlink option I
hesitate not to take advice from a professional, but in this case I
think I will.

The main reason is that the pre-existing data is only a small part of
what I'll be using. It belongs to a fun account I run on my test
machine. Once I've got the test machine running SuSE 11.2 to my
satisfaction then it will become my production machine and I'll be
moving across all my live data.

If I take the symlink route then I have two options: I can load all my
live data in the old /home partition and use symlink for that, which
seems a bit of a waste of time. It's no more effort to load it onto the
new /home partition. The other option, to load the live data into the
new /home partition while using symlink for the "fun" data, seems like
adding a bit of pointless complexity in the long run just to avoid a
bit of effort now.

But thanks for your posts. They've given me a lot to think about,
together with some good pointers. I shall sleep on things,

 All the best,
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