Apr 3, 2012
So I'm having problems with my setup, and looking to find a possible remedy. I have setup my Mac with a 120G SSD in my main drive bay, and moved my 750G HHD to an optibay setup. I booted off a USB copy of lion to install it on the SSD, used migration assistant to move my things over.
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So currently it boots off the SSD (named Boot Drive), has a "boot user" with its home folder on the SSD, and has my old user (lets call it "olduser") on the orignal drive HDD (called Optibay) and I created a new user when logged into the "boot user" with the same name "olduser", and moved its home directory to the old HDD path, /Volumes/Optibay/Users/Olduser. Then I deleted everything except the user folder on the HDD.
BUT, I'm having spin up issues, and constant read/write on the HDD in the optibay even on the boot user, and at times it shouldn't be. I have moved my files around enough that I can now fit the "olduser" onto the SSD, (moved the contents of Movies, Pictures, Documents, and Music folders into new folders @ /Volumes/Optibay/Myfolders).
So how do I move the home folder/user from the HDD to the SSD. I can't quite figure out the best way to do it with preserving all my settings and everything that is at the root level on the HDD to the SSD. Trying to preserve permissions seems to be the biggest issue. Should I be logged into "olderuser" and copy the user folder onto the SSD, then login to the boot user and just change the home directory path to the new one? Or should I be logged onto boot user when I make the move? The end goal is to make the optibay drive ejectable while running on my olduser account so I can get it to spin down
MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo), Mac OS X (10.7.3)