General :: Copy Everything In The Home Directory To An External Drive ?

Jun 11, 2011

How do you copy everything in the home directory to an external drive while running in rescue mode?

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General :: Copying /home Directory To External Usb Drive?

Dec 21, 2010

im thinking of copying my /home directory by just click & dragging it to my external usb hard drive. then do a fresh reinstall. then just replace the new /home directory with the one on my hard drive(old home directory) will it have my original programs i used to have and all my settings & stuff?

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Ubuntu :: Format External Drive - Copy The Entire Home File Be Drag And Drop

Jun 8, 2010

I have an 500GB Iomega external drive connected to my iMac and used for the Mac Time Machine back-ups. I want to put a small partition on there that I can use to back-up my Ubuntu files which are on my laptop. I thought that I would be able to just copy the entire Home file on Ubuntu to this drive be drag and drop but this does not work. I get a notice to inform me that I do not have permission to create file there. I can however move files in the other direction (from the external drive to Ubuntu on the laptop. I assume this is because the external drive was formatted for Mac and I hope the problem will be solved if I could format a part of the drive in ext4 to accommodate the linux files.

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Ubuntu :: Move The Users Home Directory To An External Drive?

Jan 19, 2010

As I regularly move between Mac and PC, I thought it would be a good idea to put all my data on an external drive. As Windows 7 and OS X have similar home folder layouts, I just simply put all the folders I need for both on the root of the external drive and changed a few settings so that the Home folder for my user is on the external drive on both Windows and OS X.

Whilst Ubuntu also has a similar structure, I cannot work out how to have it so that my users home folder is on the external drive. I have done a little research and all I can find is how to have the /home directory on another partition. a) this is not what I'm trying to do, just the folder for my user and b) this would mean formatting the external drive to extX format, which just wouldn't work for me.

I am using 9.10 (or will be once the upgrade is complete)

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General :: Copy Contents Of Home Directory To Other Users?

May 3, 2011

I've created other users in my machine. now I want to add all my home directory contents and settings to the home directory of other users. how can i do that? Can I do it from /etc/skel directory?

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Nov 15, 2010

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General :: Rsync To Copy Directory Tree From NAS Drive ?

Apr 10, 2010

I have a WD world book edition 1TB NAS drive, and just purchased an acomdata 1tb drive and connected it to the NAS via USB. If I recall I think the WD NAS has a ext_ or some type of linux filesystem on it, and the acomdata has a ntfs filesystem on it.

What I want to do is copy over certain directory trees of the NAS to the USB attached drive. I usually use MS synctoy to sync folders from my windows pc to the NAS drive, and MS richcopy to make the initial transfer from PC to NAS. For this operation though, since it is taking place entirely on the NAS and its connected drive, I thought that rsync would be the best option, and it is available on my NAS drive.

Last night I entered in rsync -avr /movies/* /usb1-1share1/ to copy the entire "movies" dir to the drive, which shows up as usb1-1share1 on the NAS drive. It copied most of the directory tree ok, but a lot of the folders were empty, so this morning I tried rsync -Carv --ignore-existing /movies/* /usb1-1share1/ to try and get all the files missed, without recopying the 24GB that did make it across. This also managed to copy a few more GB over, but not everything.

I am running the command from an ssh session on the NAS using putty on my PC, in as user "admin" which should have all rights over these folders. There is a bunch of errors in the command window like this: rsync: failed to set times on "/shares/usb1-1share1/movies/classics/fulldvd/First Blood DVD/.VTS_01_2.VOB.RxdjWZ": Operation not permitted (1)

I want to restart another session and get the files it missed, but I want to find out what I am doing wrong first. Should I be doing this as root user? am I missing some switches or just plain doing it all wrong?

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General :: Unable To Own Previously Saved /home Files On New External USB Drive

Nov 2, 2010

I have just had to reinstall my OS (Sabayon) onto a new and larger hard drive (dying old disk). I quickly saved all my old docs in /home on an external USB drive (formatted and then created an ext4 file system) before the swap and installation.

After getting the new disk running I connected the USB external disk. First I could not access the drive at all, but that seems to be fixed. Now I want to bring all my files back to my new /home folder but apparently they (especially the former MS Office .doc, .xls, etc files, not so much the OpenOffice files) are �read only� and I don't have permissions anymore. I am able to create directories on the external, and can move files back and forth, but don't seem to own many of them.Sabayon automatically mounted my external disk in /media/disk, rather than /mnt, so I've left that alone for now. After searching here and elsewhere for info, I tried a few things (below): For access I added a line to /etc/fstab:

Code:

/dev/sdb1 /media/disk ext4 noauto,rw 0 0

Here's what I've done to try and fix ownership already:

in /media I:

Code:

# chmod 775 disk

which gives output of:

Code:

media # ls -l
total 4
drwxrwxr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 1 21:30 disk

[code]....

I'm not sure what the �total 4� refers to since there is only the one directory �disk� inside /media but I assume that's not part of this issue... Does adding umask=0 have anything to do with this, and if so where does that go?

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General :: Testing Home Directory Scripts By Setting $HOME To The Location Of The Test Directory

Apr 20, 2010

I have an interdependent collection of scripts in my ~/bin directory as well as a developed ~/.vim directory and some other libraries and such in other subdirectories. I've been versioning all of this using git, and have realized that it would be potentially very easy and useful to do development and testing of new and existing scripts, vim plugins, etc. using a cloned repo, and then pull the working code into my actual home directory with a merge.

The easiest way to do this would seem to be to just change & export $HOME, eg

cd ~/testing; git clone ~ home
export HOME=~/testing/home
cd ~
screen -S testing-home
# start vim, write/revise plugins, edit scripts, etc.
# test revisions

However since I've never tried this before I'm concerned that some programs, environment variables, etc., may end up using my actual home directory instead of the exported one. Is this a viable strategy? Are there just a few outliers that I should be careful about?

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Ubuntu :: Use Rsync To Copy ONLY Home Directory And No Files?

Jun 1, 2011

How can I use rsync to copy ONLY the my home folder (and nothing inside of it, just the folder name) to another machine. I've tried things like

Code:

rsync -av /path/to/src /path/to/dest/

or

Code:

rsync -av -f"+ */" -f"- *" /path/to/src /path/to/dest/

This last option recursively (through the -a switch) copies only folders, including all subfolders. If I try

Code:

rsync -v -f"+ */" -f"- *" /path/to/src /path/to/dest/

nothing is copied (not even my home folder.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Copy Entire /home Directory To 11.04?

Jun 8, 2011

I installed a new 11.04 on my Thinkpad in place of the old 10.10 system, so it replaced the old /home with a new empty one. But I had previously done a partition copy of the original 10.10, complete with /home to a spare HDD so now I can copy that /home in place of the new empty /home. What's the best way to do that? Should I use 'dd'? Should I use Nautilus? Or should I partition-copy that copy of the 10.10 onto available space on the thinkpad 11.04, then manipulate the partitions to consolidate? Maybe create a separate /home partition?

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Ubuntu Security :: Permission Denied When Copy Home Directory?

May 22, 2011

Running Ubuntu 10.04 I logged into (sudo?) (root?) using:

Code:
sudo -s
and then entering my password.

I navigated into the home folder and viewed the long listing of it's contents using:

Code:
root@host:~# cd /home; ls -l
total 4
drwxr-xr-x 65 uname uname 4096 2011-05-22 17:14 uname

[Code]...

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General :: Where Does ITunes Store Its Stuff - Copy Its Data Store To An External Drive

Dec 8, 2009

I have two students whose windows laptops are riddled with malware and not working properly. They want me to help them install Linux (which we use in school), but they are concerned about their iTunes.

Having avoided iPods as "defective by design", I know nothing about iTunes whatsoever. However I remember reading about DRM locking and such problems that have me concerned that I won't be able to do it.

Where does iTunes store its stuff?

Can I copy its data store to an external drive, and then into a linux home?

Then will it work on wine, or can another manager (rhythmbox etc) access the itunes data?

Alternatively, if I partition the drive and install linux, can rythmbox/wine/something access itunes data on the win partition?

Supposing they are buying music through iTunes, what will happen to that account?

Finally, one of them has an iphone. Does that work with linux?

Ironic that an apple application is blocking migration away from windows.

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Ubuntu :: Copy Files To External Hard Drive On Shut Down?

Aug 14, 2010

I wish to copy to my external hard drive on Shut Down each day the files that I've changed in my Documents folder since start up.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Copy Movie From DVD To External Hard Drive

Dec 12, 2010

I would like to copy some of my dvd movies to my external 1tb hard drive what program should I be using or is there a work around I should follow.

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Ubuntu :: Using An External Hard Drive For /home?

Nov 11, 2010

Any opinions on this? I think it would be very convenient for me, but I don't want to cripple the speed of my computer if it is going to slow it down substantially.

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Ubuntu :: Copy A File (for Example From/home/user/downloads) Into The C Drive Of Windows?

Feb 27, 2010

I just installed virtualbox and installed windows xp on it. I need windows xp for compiling my Lazarus (Free Pascal Compiler) projects in it, so that something I program on ubuntu works on Windows too. Windows works correctly on the virtual machine, there is just one problem. How do i copy a file from ubuntu(for example from/home/user/downloads) into the C drive of windows(Windows is installed on the virtual machine)

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Ubuntu :: How To Link Home Subfolders To External Drive

Aug 7, 2010

I want to have ~/Documents ~/Music ~/Pictures ~/Videos point to directories with the same names, but at a different (external hard drive) location.I've been playing around with different commands, but not getting the desired result.

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Server :: How To Share External USB NTFS Drive On Home Network

Feb 1, 2010

share an external USB NTFS drive on my home network. The drive is attached to my desktop box running Debian Lenny. It's accessible on the desktop. I have a directory on the drive that I would like to make accessible to a Windows XP laptop. Read-only would be fine. The laptop has wireless access to the network.

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Ubuntu :: Command To Switch To A Directory In An External Drive

Jul 25, 2011

For some reason I cant get the syntax to switch to a directory in my external harddrive. I know I've done it before but now I can't get it to work. Here is what I've done.

cd /home/media/My Book/folder Where MyBook is the name of the hard drive.

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Fedora :: Shrink Home Directory And Move It To The End Of The Drive?

Aug 1, 2009

So I messed up a little and didn't leave enough room on my disk. I want to shrink my home directory and move it to the end of the drive. Is this possible? It's ext4 but no an LVM partition though.

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Ubuntu :: Automatic Transferring Of /home/directory To USB Drive

Mar 17, 2010

Method of automatic backup from my hard drive to a usb drive when plugged in.

Basically I'll be constantly putting files in /home/downloads and I want it so when I plug in a NTFS usb drive it will automatically Cut(not copy) all the contents of that folder including other folders to my usb drive. Is there any well known programs that can do this?

I would prefer something that is in the repositories that is easily configurable via command line rather than some complicated script.

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Ubuntu :: Copying Home Directory To USB Drive - Error

Apr 15, 2010

I am getting ready to upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10 to 9,04 (I am a bit behind, I know). I just drag my home folder to a USB drive to back up and it should copy all the files (including hidden ones).

When I tried this, I get the error that Symbolic links cannot be created. Should I worry about this? Would this effect my backup in some fashion?

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Ubuntu :: Add Separate Drive To(encrypted) Home Directory?

Jun 18, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04 (64)I have a second drive (currently mounted as /disk2).I want my home directory (/home/jb) to include this second disk as JUST a separate 'folder' accessible from my home area.want the data on the second disk to be encrypted, (just like my /home/jb folder is now).I would prefer to 'blend' the second drive into my existing setup.I'm looking for the safest way to achieve this, don't mind editing fstab etc. or getting my hands dirty on the cli.

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General :: 'Could Not Chdir To Home Directory /home/[user]: Permission Denied'

Jan 6, 2010

I have a secondary disk which holds a /home directory structure from a previous install of Linux. I installed a new version on a new primary drive and mounted this secondary drive as the new /home. Problem is, even though the users are the same names and I can access the home directories for the users, I cannot login directly to their home directories, as I get the following error: -

Code:

login as: [me]
[me]@[machine]'s password:
Last login: Wed Jan 6 18:34:33 2010 from [machine]
Could not chdir to home directory /home/[me]: Permission denied
[[me]@[machine] /]$

Now, since the usernames are correct and the users are in the passwd file with the correct home directory paths, could it be user ID's that are different or something else? It's not as though I cannot access the home directories for the users, simply that I cannot log directly into them from a login prompt.

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General ::anything Special About Home Directory Before Users' Home Directories Are Stored There

Jun 19, 2010

Is there anything special about a home directory before users' home directories are stored there, or is just as typical as any other "empty" folder?Let me just cut to the chase, but please no ear ringing about the folly of messing around as root, particularly with directories at root level. I know it's considered stupidity, but I deleted my home directory.

Is there an easy way to restore a working home directory? I tried copying /etc/skel under root, but I'm not sure what a home directory should look like once it has been restored. Besides . & .., there were .screenrc & .xsession in my home directory when I copied /etc/skel. Are these files suppose to be in "/home" or "/home/~" or both?

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Ubuntu :: Move Directory / File To External (usb) Hard Drive

Nov 11, 2010

i want to move a directory to an external hard drive this is what i did

Code: konlah@konlah-laptop:~/Downloads$ sudo mv -i LinuxCBT /mnt/EXTERNAL after that i did

Code: konlah@konlah-laptop:~/Downloads$ ls so the file wasn't there anymore.. but i couldn't find it in my external hard drive.

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Ubuntu :: Placement Of /home On External Drive Causes Natty Narwhal To Not Boot Past Plymouth

Nov 27, 2010

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" Daily 20101124 on my netbook and decided to place /home on an external 500GB SimpleTech hard drive because the netbook's internal SSD is only 8 GB.

Well, when I boot into the main SSD to try and test out the system, I have two problems:

First of all, GRUB is unstable and won't always find the kernel to boot. In particular, I have to hit <Enter> one, two, even three times just for GRUB to find the kernel and boot the system.

However, that's not all:

When the system is booting, I wait endlessly for X to start. It doesn't. The Plymouth splash screen stays there and it looks like the system is endlessly booting with no progress.

Suggest chrooting into the drive and doing a "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" by any chance? This being in order to make the system on the drive up-to-date? If so, I will see if it boots.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Using An SSD But Keeping Home Directory On Hard Drive?

Jun 14, 2011

I have a dual boot windows XP/OpenSuse 11.3 system running from a hard drive. They are both 32 bit in spite of the fact that the system can run 64 bit.

I would like to upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit (the wife insists, not yet a Linux possibility) and OpenSuse 11.4 64 bit, but having the programme files on an SSD for faster loading, with my data files on the existing hard drive.

I'm happy with the notion of getting the SSD going as a dual boot system. With Windows, as I understand it, it can tell it fairly easily where to look for the "my documents" folder on the hard drive.

However, the Home directory in Linux is not quite the same. How (if it's possible) could I run the SSD but use my existing Home directory on the hard drive?

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General :: Using Cp Properly - Copy A Directory Somewhere Else Into This Current Directory ?

May 13, 2011

I am in my current directory. I want to copy a directory somewhere else into this current directory. Lets say I want to take it from direc1/direc2 and the directory I want to take is called demo.

Code:

That is what it shows in the man pages, but when I do that, it says cp: no match

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