Resizing FFS

Saint Aardvark the Carpeted aardvark at
Sat Feb 7 11:59:44 PST 2004

R. D. disturbed my sleep to write:
> Can I decrease size of existing filesystem ( f. e. ad0s3f)?  I have 
> free space on it and want to create new partition.
> growfs can only increase size of existing fs. Is FBSD has instrument 
> such as resize2fs under Linux?

>From what I can tell, you're out of luck on this;  there doesn't appear
to be a tool to shrink filesystems under FreeBSD.  The closest thing I
found was a reference on a NetBSD mailing list to a tool that can shrink
NetBSD filesystems (;
unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any other reference to it.


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