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Authored by: ahknight on Apr 12, '01 12:43:36PM

Don't even worry about backing the system up. Nothing really changes, anyway. When I moved my setup froma 3GB partition to a 15GB partition, here's what I did:

1) Formatted the 15GB partition; wiped it clean.
2) Copied my Users folder (as root, in OS X) to the root of the new partition.
3) Went into NetInfo Manager and backed up my database. Saved it on the new partition's root.
4) Installed OS X on the new partition. Made the first user the same as the existing main user.
5) When I first logged in, my desktop was completely back. I restored the NetInfo database and my wife's account came back as well.
6) Copy the applications from the old disk's Applications folder over to the new one. You should be keeping everything in here.. =)

If you were crazy enough to install actual BSD software (SSH, XFree86, etc.) you'll want to do this the BSD way instead:
1) From the root of the active system, make a tar file of the current system.
2) Untar it into the new partition.
3) Hope it works. ;)



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Authored by: ClaF on Apr 12, '01 08:08:25PM

Quite clear, except where you deal about "database" (in NetInfo Manager). What's that database? Where is located? How to use it?

Thank you!
ClaF



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