I am thinking about converting my CentOS 6.3 32bit system to CentOS 6.4 64bit system. Please let me know what are the consequences of conducting this type of activity?
Do you want to do a live/”in place” migration to 64bit? If yes, I
recommend backing up and reinstalling from scratch or if you have a home partition just let it be unformatted and your settings should be preserved – most of the stuff in /home is arch-agnostic.
Yes, I want to do a live “in place” migration. My main concern is to preserve the home partition. I don’t care about the software and rpm’s. SO is it 100% safe to leave the home partition untouch during the installation will preserve the whole /home partition and data in it?
Thank you so much for your support.
During the installation make sure to choose “custom partitioning” and leave the home partition unformatted. It’s all pretty intuitive, you just need to pay a bit of attention. As always, backups are recommended no matter what.
Thank you so much. Have a nice day!