resizing partitions in the same slice
cswiger at mac.com
Sat Mar 13 07:12:15 PST 2004
Eugene Lee wrote:
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> I'm a little surprised. I would think that resizing partitions is a
> common request, that the idea of growing one partition while shrinking
> another is not a new or rare notion. Can anyone else share their views
> or experiences? The list archives contain few comments on the subject.
Resizing partitions is a common request. FreeBSD has some support for RAID-0
capabilities, ie concatenation which let one grow a volume or filesystem, but
the problem of shrinking an existing partition with data on it is much harder.
That is something that one really wants a backup for, in which case one can
take a backup, repartition, and restore your data.
> BTW, some places have recommended commercial solution like Norton Ghost
> or Partition Magic. Do these products work on FreeBSD's UFS format and
> grok partitions-in-a-slice?
Sorry, I believe the answer is no.
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