Adjusting partition size with disklabel

Joao Barros joao.barros at
Fri Jun 30 13:15:38 UTC 2006

On 6/30/06, Morten A. Middelthon <morten at> wrote:
> Hi,
> long story short, I have a partition on a RAID5 array which after an accident
> where I had to rebuild the array became smaller than it originally was. Here's
> the original size:
> amrd1: 1430505MB (2929674240 sectors) RAID 5 (degraded)
> and the new size after the rebuild:
> amrd1: 1430400MB (2929459200 sectors) RAID 5 (optimal)
> Is it possible to use 'bsdlabel -e' to shrink the partition down to a size
> which will fit the new size of the array?

To my knowledge, you can only growfs(8) them, not shrink them.


Joao Barros

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