Disk Partition Sizing
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Fri Apr 9 09:08:55 PDT 2004
On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 11:54:09AM -0400, Grant Peel wrote:
> Hi all,
> I want to change my backup strategy a bit. Please review:
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
> /dev/amrd0s1a 484M 219M 227M 49% /
> /dev/amrd0s1d 3.8G 2.7G 764M 78% /backup
> /dev/amrd0s1h 7.6G 5.7G 1.3G 81% /home
> /dev/amrd0s1g 992M 444M 469M 49% /mail
> /dev/amrd0s1e 4.7G 2.3G 2.0G 53% /usr
> /dev/amrd0s1f 14G 2.1G 11G 16% /var
> procfs 4.0K 4.0K 0B 100% /proc
> What I would like to do is:
> downsize the /var part by 2.0 GB;
> loose the /backup part alltogether;
> add 1 GB to the /mail part;
> add the remaining 4.8 GB to the /ome part.
> Any ideas on strategy / directions for accomplishing this?
Well, you're going to modify 4 of your 6 partitions directly: many of
which modifications will involve moving the start of the partition.
You'll also end up moving the /usr partition which means that the only
untouched partition will be /
There's no point fiddling about with this sort of wholesale change:
backup the system (onto different media, clearly) and reinstall from
scratch, with your new partitioning scheme. Then restore your backups
-- note that since you've taken out the /backup partition, the
partition numbering may change, so don't overwrite /etc/fstab.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow
Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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