Move several direcorys of the homedir to other disk

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#1 Tue, 02/27/2018 - 02:39

Move several direcorys of the homedir to other disk


I have a server with a SSD and a Hard Disk. /home is located on the SSD. Can I move e g. the "homes" subdirectory of each homedir automatically to the HD? Maybe with a symlink: /home/domain1/homes -> /home_on_hd/domain1/homes ? Could there be any pitfalls?

Thanks! Andy

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 04:13
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Hi Andy, I have similar setup for my git repos where virtualmin runs on ssd but all users /home folders are moved to 6TB normal hdd (usb mount) as repositories takes lot of space. I would not recommend to move subfolders to another hdd and leave /home folders on ssd as that can lead to some anomalies plus security.... I would suggest you to move whole /home to new hdd for domain you need it. I think there is some manual in virtualmin or webmin documentation on how to do this and they also recommend to move entire /home folder if I remember correctly.

Configuring/troubleshooting Debian servers is always great fun

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