[Cialug] K3B question

Chris Hilton chris129 at cs.iastate.edu
Sat Jun 4 13:53:12 CDT 2005

The simple and proper way to do this is to create a seperate partition
for /home.  That way, as long as you're careful not to format it
(backups are still a good idea), you can just install to the slash
partition and select your home partition as one to NOT be formatted.

This is how I've always done it.  In fact, it's a good idea to keep all
your data seperate from your programs and program data; even if you keep
some data off /home.  That way the  OS becomes pluggable on that disk.
And if you are lazy and paranoid, you can put /home on a seperate disk.
Then when you upgrade you can unplug that disk physically to keep it
safe from your trigger itchy fingers!

On Sat, 2005-06-04 at 07:17 -0500, Stephen Hawkins wrote:
> cialug,
> I am getting ready to upgrade from SuSE 9.0 to 9.3.  I want to save my home 
> dir and everything in it including all of the files under /home/Steve/.kde
> In past upgrades with RH or SuSE I have never figured out a way to install 
> everything new, except my home directory and everything under it.
> So I have been backing up everything to a cd or dvd using K3B but I cannot get 
> it to copy the hidden dirs such as .kde   I have gone over the K3B options 
> until I am blue in the face but I have not been able to get it to copy the 
> hidden dirs.  Am I just missing something or will K3B just not do this?
> Thanks,
> Steve

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