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Re: [SLE] Adding Disk Space
  • From: Donald D Henson <wepin@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 08:51:19 -0600
  • Message-id: <1145026280.20828.4.camel@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 2006-04-14 at 10:36 +0200, Per Jessen wrote:
> Donald D Henson wrote:
>
> > (SuSE Linux 10.0)
> >
> > I need to add some disk space to my /public folder. I am currently
> > running a single partition on a single 125 GB disk drive. My
> > intentions are to mount the new drive to a temporary folder, /pubnew
> > for example, copy everything from /public to /pubnew, delete the files
> > in /public, and then rename /pubnew to /public. On the surface, this
> > sounds okay but it is so simple that it makes me think I have missed
> > something. Can anybody see a way that this procedure can get me into
> > serious trouble? I'd appreciate any comments.
>
> Sounds good except for the renaming which is unnecessary - I would
> probably recommend using rsync instead of 'cp' - that'll make the copy
> process restartable.
>
> mount new partition at /new
> rsync -avH /public/* /new
> umount /public
> umount /new
> mount new partition at /public.
>
> Now you can do whatever you want with your old partition.

Using rsync is a good idea. Thanks for that suggestion.

Donald D. Henson, Managing Director
West El Paso Information Network
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