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I followed essentially the same process as suggested by Jeff a while back and it worked for me.
On 09/04/2014 07:44 AM, Jeff Daniel Rollin-Jones wrote:
I'd say copy everything in /var to /mnt.
cp -a /var/* /mnt
cp -dpR /var/* /mnt
That way you don't lose anything if there's a power cut at an inconvenient time, and you can change ftstab, reboot, and then check everything's working before you hose your original /var (which if you do it this way you really only need to do if (a) "/" is full and (b) original /var is big enough to be worth the trouble reclaiming the space (but remember to go into rescue mode and unmount your new /var first, if you do this!)
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On 4 Sep 2014, at 12:36, Damjan Georgievski firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
make a filesystem on the extra partition (mkfs.ext4) enter resuce or emergency mode (systemctl rescue) so that the least services run
mount the new partition to /mnt move everything from /var to /mnt unmount /mnt edit the /etc/fstab
On 4 September 2014 13:13, Sri Krishna email@example.com wrote: Hi,
I'm doing a clean install of Arch on a new computer, and during the install I'd already set aside 2GiB for the /var partition.
Except I forgot to add it to fstab before I exited chroot, and booted into Arch and installed a DE etc. Now two days later I realize that Arch has already created a /var directory on the / partition. How do I migrate /var into the partition I'd originally created for it?
Is it as simple as adding a line to fstab and rebooting?