How do you resize an existing partition / slice ?

Bill Moran wmoran at
Fri Apr 28 18:37:50 UTC 2006

On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 13:24:49 -0500
"Low Kian Seong" <freebsd.low at> wrote:

> Dear all,
> Like the subject shows, I would just like to know how do i resize an
> existing partition or slice, ermm with minimum loss of data of course.

man growfs

However, this requires unused space at the _end_ of the partition,
which is usually not the case with a root partition.  If you're
using some sort of volume manager, such as hardware RAID or Vinum,
you may be able to do it anyway.

Bill Moran
Collaborative Fusion Inc.

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