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Moving /home folder to another drive.


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I replaced my HDD with a SSD a few weeks ago and just reinstalled everything as I wanted a fresh install anyway. I now have one of the 2nd HDD kits ordered and on its way, I am wanting to put the 1TB drive back in my mac mini and move my /home folder over to the HDD. Been a really long time since I did this, even on Linux. How would I do this on OSX. Should I go about it the BSD way or is there a Macky way of doing this?

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I did it a while ago, here is what I think I followed. I just checked and the options are still there in Mavericks, so it should work. One thing I noticed is that some applications still look for the home folder on the boot drive, so I had to leave a shell on the SSD for those few. Calibre was the biggest offender--it apparently has the home directory hard coded somewhere as it insisted on putting the db of ebooks there. Also, when I replaced the second HD with a second SSD I had an adventure booting with the blank SSD in place. See my post about that in this thread.

Other than that, it works well for me.
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Ahh man.. Thanks, LOL.. Never thought about right clicking on my login name plate in Users and Groups.. LOL.. This is to easy..

Most my application I keep system wide. Hopefully I don't jack up any permissions moving my folder around. I am sure Lightroom is going to get pissy again.. LOL

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