Re: repartition active machine

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On Saturday 31 March 2007, Bob Hartung wrote:
>Thanks.  I forgot about the nasty old fstab - successfully tried real
>hard to forget it!  :)
And that's another of those "Oh fudge" moments...

>Thanks again,
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Saturday 31 March 2007, Bob Hartung wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>   Here is the issue & I am a relative newbie:
>>>    I have a older Linux server with two partitions: /mammdata and
>>> /rgdata.  The latter partition is no longer needed as the storage
>>> requirements exploded and it was all moved to a NAS.  /mammdata is
>>> almost full.  Will this scenario work:
>>> 1.  Back up all data on /mammdata (this is a SMB share)
>>> 2.  fdisk and delete the partitions /mammdata and /rgdata1
>>> 3.  create a new partition to use all the space no longer used by the
>>> two deleted partitions
>>> 4.  mkfs.ext3 -jvL pt-data
>> You'll probably need a reboot here.  And DON"T forget to fix
>> /etc/fstab before the reboot.
>>> 5.  restore the backed up data from originally on /mammdata
>>> Thanks for you input,
>>> Bob

Cheers, Gene
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