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Old 06-27-2005, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by dnanian
Hm. You've kind of already complicated things a bit by separating out the two partitions: any particular reason you've done that?

(Personally, I wouldn't isolate user data or data on their own partitions, because it's quite easy to "drop in" a new OS with existing user data -- unlike how it is in Windows...)
If anything happens, I need to be able to recover the system as fast as possible, thus I need a bootable copy of the system partition (as opposed to reinstalling it again or upgrading to a new version). The user home directories will be large (a lot of scientific data). If the home directories are in the main partition, even one bootable copy of the system partition will be very large and I need to keep several of them.
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