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Old 09-08-2009, 10:04 PM   #1
TaiChiFrank
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Wink Extending a filesystem across two scsi disks?


I have an older system running SuSe 11.0. my /usr filesystem is at 3.6GB, with the disk capacity at 3.9GB. As I have 5 4GB disks in the system, is there a way to extend the /usr to span two disks? If it would require a total reinstall of SuSe that is OK. I just need instructions on how to do this at Install Disk configurator. Or if possible, commands to extend to a second scsi disk on my live system. I cannot install any more patches because /usr is full. Thanks from a SuSe newbee! Frank
 
Old 09-08-2009, 10:44 PM   #2
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Rather than trying to extend a filesystem over two disks, why not just make a new, large enough partition on the second disk, then move your current /usr to the new partition. Reuse the vacated /usr partition for other purposes, or delete the vacated partition and enlarge the nearest partition forward of it to take up the free space.

After creating a new partition on the new disk and moving the contents of /usr to that partition, remember to edit your /etc/fstab to show the new device as the mount point for /usr.

Search thourgh the LQ forums. You should be able to find numerous discussions on the same topic, with instructions on how to do it.
 
Old 09-08-2009, 10:49 PM   #3
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LVM it is just what you need HERE

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