Ubuntu – Move home folder to second drive


I have 2 HDD drives in my computer. At the moment second drive is mounted as /media/storage.

How can I move my user data from /home to /media/storage/home?

Can I just move the data over there and then simply symlink it back?

Best Answer

  • If you want to just move your home directory i.e /home/your-username then simply copy your home directory to other partition and then use System->Administration->Users & Groups to open user settings dialog. Click on the keys icon to authenticate your self

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    After that select the user that you want to change and click properties, go to advanced tab

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    change the home directory to new directory i.e the directory that you copied to other partition.

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