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Re: [opensuse] Clone a harddisk having new space available
  • From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2006 22:34:55 +0100 (MET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0612302233380.32449@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Dec 30 2006 15:02, Bart Geesink wrote:
>On Saturday 30 December 2006 14:05, Jan Kalcic wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I'm working with a virtual machine and suddenly I realized I have no
>> more space on root. Then I create a bigger disk file and I copied the
>> old one to the new one using dd. The problem is that now I see the right

Beep. Don't copy using dd-style unless you exactly want that. Instead,
create a new disk label on the new disk, with the new sizes you want
(all some or greater as the old), and copy on a per-partition basis.
That actually leaves room for fs expansion.

>> size of the new (bigger) hard disk through YaST and fdisk but actually I
>> can use only the space I had in the old hard disk (when I use df for
>> instance)
>>
>> Any idea to solve this problem?
>
>You can do two things: Either you can make your filesystem bigger, if it is
>supported by your filesystem (for instance for reiserfs you could use
>resize_reiserfs). Or you could make a new "disk file" format it with a
>filesystem of your choice, have both the old and the new "disk files" mounted
>as loop devices, and copy all contents over.

-`J'
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