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Re: [SLE] Adding Disk Space
  • From: Donald D Henson <wepin@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 08:46:05 -0600
  • Message-id: <1145025966.20828.1.camel@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 2006-04-13 at 22:08 +0100, Kevanf1 wrote:
> On 13/04/06, Donald D Henson <wepin@xxxxxxxxx> 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.
> >
> > Donald D. Henson, Managing Director
> > West El Paso Information Network
> > The "Non-Initiation of Force Principle" Rules
> >
>
> I think I would be tempted to at least rename the old '/public' file
> to /publicold just in case anything wasn't right. I wouldn't delete
> it for a few days until I was happy the transfer was ok. Over the top
> maybe but I've seen enough data lost by cavalier usage to be ultra
> cautious now :-)
Good suggestion. That will also make the changeover faster.

Donald D. Henson, Managing Director
West El Paso Information Network
The "Non-Initiation of Force Principle" Rules




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