[TriLUG] Resizing ext2 partitions
crimsun at email.unc.edu
Mon Apr 1 23:16:00 EST 2002
On Mon, Apr 01, 2002 at 10:13:50PM -0500, Ben Pitzer wrote:
> I'd like to resize my ext2 partitions on my Debian box. I'm thinking of
> using Partition Magic 6 to do this, as I have a copy here. Can I do
PartitionMagic 6 should work fine. YMMV.
> this without destroying the data on my partitions? I'm concerned that I
> might lose my data, or worse, hose my OS and have to rebuild it from
> scratch (since it's the router and firewall for our network, as well as
> print server and my wife's business's web and email server, she might
> just kill me if I lose all of the data and/or require 2 days to rebuild
> the machine). If you all could let me know if you've been able to
> resize your partitions successfully without destroying your data, I'd be
Nothing beats backups. ;-) Although I have no experience resizing ext2
partitions mounted rw(or ro), from `apt-cache search ext2|grep resize' :
ext2resize - an ext2 filesystem resizer
Versions available for all three flavors.
> Additionally, where might I find some information for someone who is
> just investigating the potential advantages of reiser file systems or
> ext3? I'm not committed to converting my file systems, but I would like
> to find out what that might entail, as well as what
> advantages/disadvantages might be present in such a plan.
IBM DeveloperWorks has some good articles by Gentoo's Daniel Robbins on
the different journaling fs available for 2.4. I can vouch for a
painless (and pretty much instant) conversion from ext2 -> ext3.
Dan Chen crimsun at email.unc.edu
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