migration-assistant doesn't prompt when files to be copied exceed available disk space

Bug #370180 reported by hazylazysusan on 2009-05-01
This bug affects 5 people
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migration-assistant (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: migration-assistant

Migration-assistant found my user accounts on Vista, and defaults, if I select the names, to copy music, pictures, and documents.

The problem I've run into, that may apply only to my RAID set up on my Asus P6T motherboard, is that when those document files exceed the available disk space, Ubuntu doesn't prompt me, and just fills up the drive anyways.

This causes many problems because Ubuntu can't run properly when the /home disk space is full. I had to re-install several times before I figured out that this is what the problem was.

There should at least be a prompt to let me know that the files *cannot* copy without more disk space.

I can confirm this problem with Ubuntu 9.10. It should at least check the disk space required to import everything and check if it can fit in the new home partition. for a newbie it would be very difficult to recognize this problem and fix it.

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Confirmed by duplicate in Natty.

Changed in migration-assistant (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
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