[CALUG] repartitioning on the fly

Jim Bauer jfbauer at comcast.net
Sat Nov 5 16:23:51 CST 2005

On Saturday 05 November 2005 14:19, Grindell, Joan M. wrote:
> This is worse then I thought one partition is in an extended partition
> that also houses swap while the other is not.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Grindell, Joan M.
> Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2005 11:45 AM
> 	We have a need to repartition two of our file systems.  We don't
> want to restall from scratch as this is a time critical project (well
> what isn't).  anyway we have two partitions and we need to decrease the
> size of one partition and increase the size of the other (each by the
> same amount).  What is the best way of doing this.

If you want an easier approach, consider this.
Add a new disk to the system.  Then copy the one partition
that needs to grow to the new disk.  Depending of the sizes
of the two disks and the age of the old one, you may or may not
want to also migrate the other partitions to that new (bigger)
disk as well.

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