So I want to free up some space to install a virtual machine on my SSD, but the only real good way to do that is to move my entire home folder to another partition off my SSD. What is the best way to do that? I can use rsync to copy all the files, and then I can go to an emergency TTY, but after that do I try to edit my fstab to directly mount /home/my-user or the entire /home directory in the new location, or do I simply make a symlink to the new location? Which is the better option? I intend to use timeshift to make periodic backups of my system so I wonder how it's going to cope with a symlinked /home.
P.S. I am the only user on this system.
EDIT: Also, would there be any problems if I tried to delete my current home partition before moving it to the new location? I don't know what would happen if I moved it before deleting the original.