Re: Best use of a 1TB HD
- From: nepo <nepo@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 19:03:15 -0500
nepo <nepo@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Rikishi 42 wrote:
On Saturday 06 December 2008 14:05, nepo wrote:
I'm running OpenSUSE 10.3 (32 bit) on an AMD Athlon 64 3000, with 4GB
RAM, the OS resides on a 60 GB Western Digital PATA HD, with my Home
folder on a separate Seagate 200 GB SATA HD.
I purchased a new Seagate 1TB SATA HD, and am entertaining suggestions
for the best way to use it.
You purchased the drive but had no reason to do so, and are now asking how
you could use it? Weird.
My ideas are:If you're going to have all 3 disks in the system, keep de 60 as-is. Move
1 Install it and use it to backup my data
2 Install it and move my Home folder to it, remove the WD drive,
reformat and install 11.0 or 11.1 on the 200 GB drive. (Lot of wasted
space there) 3 Remove the other two drives, and just use the 1TB drive
your home to the 1TB, use the 200GB to receive backups of the usefull
data on the 1TB. (exclude things like movies, music, etc...)
Well, I managed to muck everything up, but I did have all my useful data
on a 512 MB USB stick.
Tried moving home to the 1TB, and managed to somehow lose all the
movies, music, etc...
If you told us HOW you "Tried moving home to the 1TB" we might be able to
give you advice. rsync is the best way. Using mv is probably the silliest
way since that erases the original before you have tested that the new
stuff is actually there.
I have openSUSE 11.0 on the 60 GB drive and will probably download and
install 11.1 in a couple of weeks, nothing on the 200 GB at this time.
I like your idea, and will probably implement it, along with possibly
using that drive for bit torrents.
I suspect that everything is on the 1TB -- you just do not realise where it
IF you tell us EXACTLY what you did, maybe you can find it again.
Thanks to everyone for your ideas!
Well, I had a reason to purchase the drive, my 200 GB was getting full,
and the economy needs some stimulation.
I installed it and formated it, but since I already had a /home folder,
couldn't use that as a folder name. Then booted it up and copied all of
my data to the folder I created on the new drive.
Shutdown and proceeded to install openSUSE 11.0 on the 200 GB drive,
renaming the new drive /home (but not formatting it, since it was
already formated. Then fired the sucker up and had a mess. Mucked it up
trying to fix the mess and now I'm going to try a program called
photorec to try and recover the data.
If that doesn't work, well I'll have nice clean new HD to fill up, won't I?
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