growfs and soft updates
fbsd06 at mlists.homeunix.com
Wed Jan 16 10:37:01 PST 2008
On Wed, 16 Jan 2008 17:48:44 +0100 (CET)
Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:
> growfs is for people that like challenges ;)
> i have to use it growing 800GB filesystem to 1400GB, finally (after
> patching it a bit) i did it, but root directory was destroyed (no
> idea why). all subdirs appeared in lost+found so it wasn't a big
> problem then+i've got zero sized file in lost+found that i was unable
> to delete until i took off all strange flash with chflags.
> but i did it ONLY because i had no way to back it up.
Personally I don't think it's worth the risk, unless the data is
disposable like a squid cache. What I normally do is create a new
partition and symlink things into it.
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