[arch-general] Re-install of Arch on a larger drive

Dorian C camenschic at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 21:59:58 UTC 2018

I'm just curious really, but any particular reason you can't back up your
personal files and do a clean install?

On Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 5:25 PM, Trey Sizemore via arch-general <
arch-general at archlinux.org> wrote:

> Hi all-
> I currently have Arch running on a 250GB drive, and I'm going to be
> moving to a 500GB drive.
> I'm looking for 'best practices' when it comes to the migrating as much
> as possible during the re-install.
> It appears that I can migrate my installed packages (standard and AUR
> repos) via:
> pacman -Qqe > pkglist.txt
> and then on the new install, I can use the pkglist.txt generated
> previously to:
> pacman -S - < pkglist.txt
> In addition, by backing up and migrating much of my /home partition (to
> include 'hidden' config files, anything else I could do to make the
> process fast and as close to the current install as possible?
> Thanks!

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