I want to create a new partition to which I want to move my /home directory in case anything happens to my Fedora 33 installation, my files and documents are safe. I tried to do this in my out but after I partition the drive, the 2nd partition is not mounted at / but somewhere like /usr/“my user name”/home…. I haven’t found anything on the internet about my particular concern and I don’t want to mess with my install as of now. Feel free to ask for any info that you might need to help me out. Thank you!
Before you do anything, make a backup on an external disk that you put away while trying this!
Please see if the following questions are useful:
From old Q/A forum, but don’t see why it wouldn’t apply:
Alternatively, make backups and reinstall Fedora, choose the right partition layout from the start.
How big is the risk of losing my data if I attend this with no backup since I don’t have an external drive? And I also have only one 512 SSD in my computer.
If you don’t have an external hard drive, use a flash drive.
Big enough to get annoyed when something happens and you lose some pictures, videos, documents etc. where are important to you !
Please show us how it looks on the HD.
In Terminal type (or cut n paste):
df -h / /home
Keep in mind that this risk exists all the time, not just when you’re doing particularly-risky operations. Drive failures are inevitable — it’s just a matter of how long it will be until it happens. It’s really worthwhile to make sure you have a daily backup to at least an external drive or networked system, and ideally to somewhere off-site (easy now with cloud providers).
I will try.
[kgbeast@vx512 ~]$ df -h / /home
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/nvme0n1p3 476G 128G 348G 27% /
/dev/nvme0n1p3 476G 128G 348G 27% /home
I will make backups but only after I install a second drive into my laptop. Thank you!
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