So, I needed to move my existing data to a new machine. I expected basically all settings (e.g. google chrome bookmarks, nav bar contents in gnome3, etc.) to be preserved if I simply copied my
$HOME to the new machine. This is what I did:
Installed all packages from old installation:
sudo yum install -y $(cat old-rpm-list.txt).
Mounted old drive in new fedora 19 installation:
vgscan && vgchange -a yand
mount /dev/f19old/home /mnt/oldhome)
Copied old home directory to new home directory:
cp -avpr --preserve=all /mnt/oldhome/user /home/.
Update all packages and restarted:
sudo yum update -y && reboot
So, since all the preference files (
~/.*) were moved to the new installation, I thought everything would be preserved. But my chrome doesn't have my bookmarks and my nav bar and VPN settings (gnome preferences, I presume) were not preserved.
Have I missed some files I needed to come over from
/etc/ or something?