On Thu, 2001-11-08 at 17:41, owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Steve Lord wrote:
> > On Thu, 2001-11-08 at 16:45, Chris Tooley wrote:
> > > Wish I could file an evolution bug and blame it on someone else, but my
> > > problem is my own stupidity trying to make space on my harddrive. BTW
> > > what is the status of being able to move the start point of a
> > > partition? I can't do a dump and restore on my workstation and really
> > > need to add some space to this partition. However, I'm at the end of
> > > the disk.
> > >
> > >
> > Which I think translates into shrinking a filesystem.
> > The answer to that question is also xfsdump/mkfs/xfsrestore, the
> > xfs disk structures are a little complex to shrink.
> > Steve
> > p.s.
> > Disk drives are really cheap now, I have a spare 20Gbyte 7200 rpm IBM
> > IDE drive sitting on a shelf in my office, it cost about $100.
> I installed a scratch 20 Gb cheap-o into a removeable tray, and have the
> tray on a couple of computers. Makes a wonderful floppy. Just make sure
> it is formatted as an extended/logical partition, primaries tend to
> confuse some more stupid o/s's when the partitions get added and
> removed. I highly recommend a removeable tray scratch IDE drive.
You can actually find some of these bays that are for IDE drives and are
"Hot Swap". I saw one that basically had a PCMCIA controller card and
then had a cable to make the disk appear to be a PCMCIA Hard Disk. I
think this had size limits though I'm not sure. Alternatively you could
reboot, but who wants to reboot a system that's been up more than a
couple of weeks to get your budget spreadsheet?
Since it appears that there is no way to move the beginning of the
partition, I may do an xfsdump, and try some tools to move it, hell
maybe it will work maybe it won't but it's worth a shot if I gotta
As I've never used dump and restore (gasp, amazement, pity) I'll just
ask my question. Could I move just /usr or /home with dump/restore, or
is it partition based?
> D. Stimits, stimits@xxxxxxxxxx
> > p.p.s.
> > No, you cannot have it!
Gee thanks. I was just going to ask, but since you pre-empted the
question I guess I won't :)