Online ext3 resizing?
lfs at jrknierim.de
Fri Jul 2 12:01:24 PDT 2004
I have a question that I hope you guys can help with. I have a new
remote server that I want to setup to host lfs ftp packages (since it
has 500GB bandwidth a month!), and am trying to think of how to split up
the one big root partition that was setup on it. I can connect through
SSH, and can request reboots and so on, but besides that, I am on my
own. So, does anyone know of a way to resize a mounted root partition?
Any way to mount a different temporary filesystem for root and to
unmount then the real root and resize it?
The server is running Suse 9.0 and has the following partition layout:
Disk /dev/hda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 2 16033+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 3 9963 80011732+ 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 3 83 650601 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda6 84 9963 79361068+ 83 Linux
hda1 = /boot, hda5 = swap, hda6 = /
I have taken a look at the ext2resize project on sourceforge, and
tried it already once (with kernel patch and ext2online program) to
resize the partition. It corrupted the filesystem, deleted a lot of the
/etc directory, and also killed pam, so that I could not log in anymore
(the tech could not login locally, and me also not through SSH). After
a reinstall (which costs money and I would not to avoid doing again), I
am back to the start.
Anyone else have an idea? Thanks for any help!
Justin R. Knierim
lfs at jrknierim dot de
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