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Re: moving /gnu to different disk

From: Christopher Allan Webber
Subject: Re: moving /gnu to different disk
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:06:49 -0800

carl hansen writes:

> Rather than trying the following, I thought, "Why not ask first?"
> Due to the sizes of various hard disks in my machine, I want to move /gnu
> to /directoryondifferentdisk/gnu
> and then do
> mount --bind /directoryondifferentdisk/gnu /gnu
> (I have already formed a superstition that
> ln -s /directoryondifferentdisk/gnu /gnu
> won't work)
> I see a vast collection of hard links in /gnu/store/.links...
> I forsee problems when copying /gnu, not reproducing hard links
> but reproducing the data.
> Are my fears founded? How to proceed?
> Or better to start over with new installation of gnux and /gnu?

On my last machine I started out with a too-small root partition, but I
was installing a lot of guix packages, so I bind-mounted /home/guix-gnu/
to /gnu/ and everything worked great.

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