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Re: Help resizing my RAID partitions (and boot)

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Help resizing my RAID partitions (and boot)
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 23:46:15 +1100
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On Mon, Jan 14, 2002 at 11:51:15AM -0700, Mark Cook wrote:
> I have 8 raid partitions. md0 thru md7
> my boot and root is on md0 (along with some others).
> simply put I need to increase the size of md0 (by decreasing the size of
> md2).
> So I guess I need to decrease the size of md2, move md1 up, and then expand
> md0.
> HOW DO I DO THIS WITHOUT LOSING DATA??? Is it even possible? If parted won't
> allow me to do this, how can I do it otherwise? I have only a few 100k free
> on md0 and I'm getting VERY scared!

I don't think there's a safe way to do this (except with a journalled
copy, etc...)  Partitions suck.

Why not buy some more hard disk(s), and copy across to LVM?


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