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How can I move a Java installation to a new volume on my server?

Right now we have Java and the OS (CentOS) running off of a HDD. We're trying to speed things up so would like to have the OS use the SSD drive for Java since the read/write speed is 100x faster.

Does anyone know how we can copy or reinstall java to a new volume?

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What OS are you using? – malakrsnaslava Sep 15 '13 at 22:59
How did you installed Java? – Braiam Sep 15 '13 at 23:02
Hi @Braiam, we used Yum – d-_-b Sep 15 '13 at 23:02

If you used Yum, the thing is not easy, since Java don't install all its files in one place, but different directories like /var, /lib and /usr. I would recommend building Java from sources and configure a prefix for the installation.

When you download the sources, you can set the prefix using ./configure --prefix=/path/to/volume.

BUT, I think the most easy solution is clone the operative system and use the entire SSD as the main disk, then configure the fstab to mount no critical directories there, like /tmp or /var/cache, etc. in the old disk.

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