Ghosting a ext2 partition

Rutger Swarts ikkeswar at dds.nl
Sat Oct 6 12:16:52 PDT 2001


On Sat, 06 Oct 2001 19:07:00 +0200
Sanjuro Europe <sanjuro_e at yahoo.com> confused the world by writing:

Isn't that just what resize2fs (right name?) is for? take a filesistem of
sixe x, put it on partition of size y (where y >= x) and do something
like:

resize2fs -p /dev/<partition> y

(p is for progressbar)


> A bit off topic, but this is still the best place to get a good answer!
> 
> At the moment I have to harddiscs. Both contain several partitions, some
> Linux and some Windows. I want to move all my Windows partitions to one 
> disc and all my Linux partitions to the other.
> 
> I want to use Symantec Ghost to back up my LFS partition so I can freely
> move my Windows partitions around and run a low risk of loosing anything
> on those partitions.
> 
> Ghost supports ext2 so making the backup should be a problem, but I have
> a question about putting them back. Can I put the ext2 ghost image back 
> on a ext2 partition that is larger than the original one?
> 
> Any tips and experiences (good or bad) with Ghost and ext2 are very
> welcome.
> 
> Sanjuro
> 
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