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Re: moving /gnu to different disk

From: Efraim Flashner
Subject: Re: moving /gnu to different disk
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:14:34 +0200

On Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:39:02 -0800
carl hansen <address@hidden> wrote:

> Rather than trying the following, I thought, "Why not ask first?"
> Due to the sizes of various hard disks in my machine, I want to move /gnu
> to /directoryondifferentdisk/gnu
> and then do
> mount --bind /directoryondifferentdisk/gnu /gnu
> (I have already formed a superstition that
> ln -s /directoryondifferentdisk/gnu /gnu
> won't work)
> I see a vast collection of hard links in /gnu/store/.links...
> I forsee problems when copying /gnu, not reproducing hard links
> but reproducing the data.
> Are my fears founded? How to proceed?
> Or better to start over with new installation of gnux and /gnu?

When I moved mine from / to a new partition I did `cp -a` and it all worked 

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