splitting a filesystem

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at msu.edu
Thu Mar 29 18:14:08 UTC 2007

On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 06:55:07PM +0300, Evren Yurtesen wrote:

> Hi,
> Is it possible to split an existing filesystem into smaller ones(1to2).

Well, sort of.
You can back everything up with dump(8)
Then delete the partition and make two in its place.
Then newfs the two new partitions to create filesystems of them.
Then restore(8) the parts of the old one you want on to the two
new ones.

I wonder if it is worthwhile though.  
Just make two main directories and divide the stuff and don't
worry if they are both in the same partition.


> Thanks,
> Evren
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