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Re: [SLE] Adding Disk Space
  • From: Kevanf1 <kevanf1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 22:08:38 +0100
  • Message-id: <7bca46c50604131408r6d4841b7w3ad600fe7ba1fe63@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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 :-)

No doubt others can offer some better suggestions as well.
I am only human, please forgive me if I make a mistake it is not deliberate.
Xmas may be over but, PLEASE DON'T drink and drive you'll make it to
the next one that way.

Kevan Farmer

Linux user #373362

Cheslyn Hay

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