I am facing the following doubt.
I installed Arch time ago with a home separate partition.
My issue is that I need to reinstall the system and I don't have a backup of my
Would a new installation overwrite my home and leave it empty or keep my current files?
The question is because theoretically keeping the data is the main purpose of having one I guess, but it happened to me before that left my home partition empty as new (had a back-up before, but not now). In the installation, when specifying the mounting points, I selected home as
/home mounting point and deleted the previous data it had.
I will appreciate if someone passed through a similar issue and knows for sure a safe way of reinstalling the system, selecting home mounting point in
/home partition and managed to keep the old home data intact.
Would installing the system with home included in the partition A
/ and then manually specify in fstab partition B
/home mounting point the cleanest/safer way to do it?
I finally backed up my data there as is the only real safe thing to do, and I don't feel so comfortable with luck. Anyway my old home partition I will divide it again, will left around 5 GB partition just to have my recovery partition and avoid having to deal with this again.
I'm not sure if its correct to ask it here or should I open a new question but my doubt is if I copy
*.* from my fresh installation
/ to my new 5 GB recovery partition, next time I run into a similar situation, I just boot with a live USB and copy
*.* from recovery partition to normal
/ partition and it is restored as brand new, am I right?