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Re: Xfs partition "move" ?

To: Austin Gonyou <austin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Xfs partition "move" ?
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: 20 Dec 2001 13:31:23 -0600
Cc: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>, pelux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Thu, 2001-12-20 at 13:29, Austin Gonyou wrote:
> Could you not use dmapi to do this? Just curious. 

Dmapi is at a totally different level than this, dmapi is about being
able to intercept calls on a file and do things like fetch the contents
from other storage.

There may be a partition editing tool which is capable of moving things
around, partition magic or something like that.

Steve

> 
> On Thu, 2001-12-20 at 12:32, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> > On Thu, 2001-12-20 at 11:56, Stefano Peluchetti wrote:
> > > I need to "move" phisically the xfs root partition to the first block
> > of my 
> > > hd to ba able to enlarge it and cover all the available space.
> > > As now the partition starts after 4GB i can' t engrow it to the full
> > size of 
> > > my hd (43GB) .
> > > How could i do? 
> > > Do i need a second HD?
> > 
> > Yes.  (Or tape, or...)
> > 
> > growfs only grows on the end of a filesystem, you can't grow the
> > beginning backwards...
> > 
> > -Eric
> > 
> > -- 
> > Eric Sandeen      XFS for Linux     http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
> > sandeen@xxxxxxx   SGI, Inc.
> -- 
> Austin Gonyou
> Systems Architect, CCNA 
> Coremetrics, Inc.
> Phone: 512-698-7250
> email: austin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>  
> "Have regard for your name, since it will remain for you longer than a
> great store of gold."
> Ecclesiastes, Aprocrypha
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Principal Engineer, Filesystem Software         email: lord@xxxxxxx


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