|Jul 28, 2003, 03:24 AM||#1|
Moving your Mac OS X user's home folders to a separate part...
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|Jul 28, 2003, 10:43 AM||#2|
This is nicely timed... I was honestly wondering this EXACT thing last night when posting stuff to my website. I have an old beige G3 that i'm using as my home computer/webserver (albeit the cheap way, but whatever for now) and it has the standard 8GB drive in it, along with a 40GB that I added about a year or so ago. I've partitioned the 40GB into 2 20GB drives, so I can better manage files, but in order to host out to the web photos and stuff, they have to be copied to the 8GB drive, which is pretty full (the reason I added the 40GB in the first place).
I think I understand what you're talking about, but where are we going to find a duck and a rubber hose at this time of night?
|Jul 28, 2003, 01:32 PM||#3|
I belieive there's a more "official" way to move your home folder using NetInfo Manager (this information was taken from David Pogue's Mac OS X: The Missing Manual).
First boot into OS 9 and make a copy of your home folder on the other volume.
Next boot back into OS X and launch NetInfo Manager.
Use the top half of the window (it's in column view format) to navigate to the user whose home folder you wish to move. Highlight the user's name and a list of Properties and Values appears in the bottom half of the window. Select the "home" property and then double click the value list to the right to change the path to the new folder you wish to use (/Volumes/diskname/foldername - where diskname is the name of the other hard drive and foldername is the name of the folder).
Next go up to the top of the screen and choose Domain - Save (and click "Update this copy" in the confirmation box).
Log out and then log back in again and your system is now officially using the folder on the other drive as your home folder.
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