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    CI update OSX if I have placed home folder on separate hard drive
    CI update OSX if I have placed home folder on separate hard drive and created a shortcut to it, done so I can save space on my osx sad drive
    thanks

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    CI update OSX if I have placed home folder on separate hard drive
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    done so I can save space on my osx sad drive
    Your method and reasons for doing so don't make any sensible logical sense to me. Why bother??

    What Mac do you have and is your SSD replaceable with a larger drive?





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    CI update OSX if I have placed home folder on separate hard drive
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    We really need more information. Which Mac do you have (year and model) and what version of OS X is it running? Placing your home folder on a separate hard drive can only lead to problems and application confusion especially for updates. Not a good idea. As Patrick said above, is it possible to replace your SSD with a larger one?

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    I have a 250gb SSD main drive I moved my home folder to my d drive because it is 140 gb I made a short cut to it on my c drive thus the house icon appears on my d drive( this is a common procedure)
    my mac is an iMac mid 2011, at the moment I haven't the finances to upgrade to a larger drive, so can i just upgrade from my mountain lion OSX to sierra, as some updates of my programs require sierra
    thanks

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    You sound like a Windows user (talking about c and d drives). The answer to your question is yes.

    I ran that way for a while, got tired of it and invested in a larger internal drive and undid it all. For me, it wasn't worth the long term hassle. I understand the finances, but save those pennies and look for a 500GB or 1TB internal.

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    CI update OSX if I have placed home folder on separate hard drive

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    Everything I've ever read recommends that your Home directory be on the SSD. All preferences, settings, etc go there and are read frequently. On my SSD boot drive, I have links to Documents, Pictures, Movies, Music on 2nd drive but have kept my Home and Downloads on the SSD. Updates are fine.

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    thanks very much indeed for all your help

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    CI update OSX if I have placed home folder on separate hard drive
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    When I got my 2011 MBP, I put a 240gb SSD in and moved the 500gb to the optical drive bay. You are referencing two drives, are both drives in your iMac, or is one an external drive? Or, do you have one drive partitioned into two partitions?
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    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    As above Ferrari just the same as your system took other did drive and replaced with my 1 to drive

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    Meant to say took out my dvd drive and replaced it with hard drive

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    CI update OSX if I have placed home folder on separate hard drive
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    I left my "home" folder on the 240gb SSD. I just put my media files on the second hard drive, pictures, music, videos, and all projects as well.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Thanks very much indeed

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    CI update OSX if I have placed home folder on separate hard drive
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    Regardless of various multiple locations used, I'd sure be double checking that my backup was actually backing up all my data.

    Just saying and thought it might need mentioning… Assuming the user's data is important and worth keeping….





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    CI update OSX if I have placed home folder on separate hard drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Regardless of various multiple locations used, I'd sure be double checking that my backup was actually backing up all my data.

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    Good point that I wish I'd mentioned! Time Machine doesn't follow symbolic links - unless in the prefs you've allowed backup of the secondary drive.

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