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    Default New Install as an update on system with six drives.


    Yea I know dirty fans

    I am thinking of doing a new install of 11.4 and then importing all my data from my current 11.3 installs /home/flamebait into the new install. I have six drives mounted on this system however and wonder how I should go about painlessly transitioning to the new install. Should I disconnect all the drives then bring them back in one at a time or leave them attached and set them up during the install? This is pain I'll have to suffer at some point no matter what I do. What are your suggestions?

    No I don't have this data backed up I simply don't have the space to do so. I wish I did.
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    Default Re: New Install as an update on system with six drives.

    how is it partitioned? Generally of plain partitions just be sure that all the partitions are mounted as you want and set to NOT format. If you have some fancy setup like LVM volumes let us know.

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    Default Re: New Install as an update on system with six drives.

    They are all ext 4 or ext 3 and no RAID or anything BIOS is set to IDE most have one partition.
    One has a partition for backing up /home and has the swap partition.
    / and /home are a separate drive.
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    Default Re: New Install as an update on system with six drives.

    Well just for information I have an extra 30 Gig partition that I can use to install and test new OS I configure to not mount my home. When I'm satisfied that all is ok I rename the /home directory and set fstab to mount my old home partition at /home. I also still control boot from my old (ie don't install grub boot stuff). Then when I fell good about it all I will reinstall grub to boot off the new. Now my old becomes my new and the new is current. and I have a place to test things for the next advance. This does require having setup that extra partition dedicated to the next new thing.

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    Default Re: New Install as an update on system with six drives.

    On 2011-05-07 23:06, FlameBait wrote:
    > What are your suggestions?


    None, as I don't know how are those disks mounted.

    My guess, I would install to a free partition, leaving the old root
    untouched. Or do an upgrade.

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    Default Re: New Install as an update on system with six drives.

    Right now I am leaning to buying a new drive and doing a install of 11.4 then dragging the stuff I need from my back up of /home and leaving my current drive with / and /home untouched. Then adding the other 4 drives one at a time.
    my fstab is in here towards the end
    Code:
    Device: /dev/sda
    Size: 465.76 GB
    Device Path: pci-0000:00:14.1-scsi-1:0:0:0
    Device ID 1: ata-WDC_WD5000AVDS-63U7B0_WD-WCAV95924946
    Device ID 2: scsi-SATA_WDC_WD5000AVDS-_WD-WCAV95924946
    Device ID 3: wwn-0x50014ee1ad79ec01
    Hard Disk:
    Vendor: WDC
    Model: WD5000AVDS-6
    Number of Cylinders: 60801
    Cylinder Size: 7.84 MB
    Bus: IDE
    Disk Label: MSDOS
    
    /dev/sda1  /bu 
    /dev/sda2  /linux swap
    
    
    Device: /dev/sdb
    Size: 465.76 GB
    Device Path: pci-0000:00:14.1-scsi-1:0:1:0
    Device ID 1: ata-WDC_WD5000AADS-56S9B0_WD-WCAV97260650
    Device ID 2: scsi-SATA_WDC_WD5000AADS-_WD-WCAV97260650
    Device ID 3: wwn-0x50014ee1583ea61d
    Hard Disk:
    Vendor: WDC
    Model: WD5000AADS-5
    Number of Cylinders: 60801
    Cylinder Size: 7.84 MB
    Bus: IDE
    Disk Label: MSDOS
    
    /dev/sdb1 /mmshare
    
    Device:
    Device: /dev/sdc
    Size: 465.76 GB
    Device Path: pci-0000:00:11.0-scsi-0:0:0:0
    Device ID 1: ata-WDC_WD5000AVVS-63M8B0_WD-WCAV96843392
    Device ID 2: scsi-SATA_WDC_WD5000AVVS-_WD-WCAV96843392
    Device ID 3: wwn-0x50014ee1ad8ba498
    Hard Disk:
    Vendor: WDC
    Model: WD5000AVVS-6
    Number of Cylinders: 60801
    Cylinder Size: 7.84 MB
    Bus: IDE
    Disk Label: MSDOS
    
    /dev/sdc1 /
    /dev/sdc2/home
    
    
    Device:
    Device: /dev/sdd
    Size: 465.76 GB
    Device Path: pci-0000:00:11.0-scsi-1:0:0:0
    Device ID 1: ata-WDC_WD5000AAKS-22A7B0_WD-WMASY4550447
    Device ID 2: scsi-SATA_WDC_WD5000AAKS-_WD-WMASY4550447
    Device ID 3: wwn-0x50014ee0564494e6
    Hard Disk:
    Vendor: WDC
    Model: WD5000AAKS-2
    Number of Cylinders: 60801
    Cylinder Size: 7.84 MB
    Bus: IDE
    Disk Label: MSDOS
    
    /dev/sdd1 /moreAnime
    
    Device:
    Device: /dev/sde
    Size: 465.76 GB
    Device Path: pci-0000:00:11.0-scsi-2:0:0:0
    Device ID 1: ata-WDC_WD5002ABYS-02B1B0_WD-WCASY7880549
    Device ID 2: scsi-SATA_WDC_WD5002ABYS-_WD-WCASY7880549
    Device ID 3: wwn-0x50014ee258c3f217
    Hard Disk:
    Vendor: WDC
    Model: WD5002ABYS-0
    Number of Cylinders: 60801
    Cylinder Size: 7.84 MB
    Bus: IDE
    Disk Label: MSDOS
    
    /dev/sde1 /data
    
    
    Device:
    Device: /dev/sdf
    Size: 465.76 GB
    Device Path: pci-0000:00:11.0-scsi-3:0:0:0
    Device ID 1: ata-WDC_WD5000AADS-00S9B0_WD-WCAV95847745
    Device ID 2: scsi-SATA_WDC_WD5000AADS-_WD-WCAV95847745
    Device ID 3: wwn-0x50014ee1582a180a
    Hard Disk:
    Vendor: WDC
    Model: WD5000AADS-0
    Number of Cylinders: 60801
    Cylinder Size: 7.84 MB
    Bus: IDE
    Disk Label: MSDOS
    
    /dev/sdf1 /last
    
    fstab:
    
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AVVS-63M8B0_WD-WCAV96843392-part1 /                    ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 1
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AVVS-63M8B0_WD-WCAV96843392-part2 /home                ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    
    proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
    sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto                0 0
    debugfs              /sys/kernel/debug    debugfs    noauto                0 0
    usbfs                /proc/bus/usb        usbfs      noauto                0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AAKS-22A7B0_WD-WMASY4550447-part1 /moreAnime           ext3       user,acl              1 2
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AVDS-63U7B0_WD-WCAV95924946-part2 swap                 swap       defaults              0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AVDS-63U7B0_WD-WCAV95924946-part1 /bu                  ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5002ABYS-02B1B0_WD-WCASY7880549-part1 /data                ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AADS-00S9B0_WD-WCAV95847745-part1 /last                ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AADS-56S9B0_WD-WCAV97260650-part1 /mmshare             ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    
    mtab:
    
    /dev/sdc1 / ext4 rw,acl,user_xattr 0 0
    proc /proc proc rw 0 0
    sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
    debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs rw 0 0
    devtmpfs /dev devtmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
    tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw,mode=1777 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
    /dev/sdc2 /home ext4 rw,acl,user_xattr 0 0
    /dev/sdd1 /moreAnime ext3 rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,acl 0 0
    /dev/sda1 /bu ext4 rw,acl,user_xattr 0 0
    /dev/sde1 /data ext4 rw,acl,user_xattr 0 0
    /dev/sdf1 /last ext4 rw,acl,user_xattr 0 0
    /dev/sdb1 /mmshare ext4 rw,acl,user_xattr 0 0
    fusectl /sys/fs/fuse/connections fusectl rw 0 0
    securityfs /sys/kernel/security securityfs rw 0 0
    nfsd /proc/fs/nfsd nfsd rw 0 0
    rpc_pipefs /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs rpc_pipefs rw 0 0
    none /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw 0 0
    /proc /var/lib/ntp/proc none ro,nosuid,nodev,bind 0 0
    Tumbleweed

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