[conspire] How do I determine what I need to keep from my internal hard drive and what is the recommend way to move things to an external hard drive

Darlene Wallach freepalestin at dslextreme.com
Mon Sep 6 08:07:21 PDT 2010


Thank you for the feedback.

On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 1:37 AM, Nick Moffitt <nick at zork.net> wrote:
> Darlene Wallach:
>> Thank you - I'm using the rsync command with the 'z' option too.
> The 'z' option turns on gzip encryption between the sending and
> receiving rsync processes.  Over a remote connection this can help
> throughput, but if you're just syncing between two local disks the
> compression/decompression on the same system will add a wee bit of
> unnecessary overhead.
>> > 2.  Snapshot of your partition layout.
>> I used "parted -l" since I used parted to create the partitions. I
>> like the naming scheme of including the date.
> I should note that for most desktop machines the partition information
> is largely irrelevant.  If you've been playing games with separation of
> concerns, that's fine.  This used to be mandatory in the old days, but
> journaling filesystems give me the confidence to make my desktop One Big
> Partition and swap so I can just accept installer defaults when I
> flatten.

I want to put /home on a separate partition because I prefer to do a
clean install and format the when I install a new release of the Linux
distro I install. Putting /home on a separate partition should allow
me to do that and not format /home.


Darlene Wallach
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