Resizing /var

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Sat Jun 11 13:58:58 GMT 2005

On 2005-06-11 15:43, ptitoliv <ptitoliv at> wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I have a big problem on a FreeBSD 5.3 Box. It is an hosted server
> installed by an hosting service. But I didn't know what they smoke when
> they have installed the system but they sized the /var filesystem only
> to 200 MB which is not sufficient for my needs.
> I used an emergency solution which was to transfer some datas on /usr
> like databases but I am afraid that the problem will come back. So I am
> asking here if there is any solution to transfer free space from ./usr
> to /var.
> But there are some constraints :
> - I have no free unpartitioned space available
> - I can't format any partition because and I can't loose datas
> Is there any solution with some BSD tools in order to solve this problem ?

None that I know of.  Your best bet is, I guess, to find somewhere
enough space for a backup, repartition & restore session.

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