My company has an FTP server for office-to-office transfers that would take too long over the network, and office-to-client and client-to-office transfers. Recently, the hard drive mounted on /home has been running out of space (all uploads are in /home/guest). So, I need to add another hard drive. The box is running RH 7.
Is there a way to install the new hard drive in a manner in which I can extend /home rather than mounting over top of it? The hard drive currently in place is 7.5GB, certainly not unusable. So, I'd rather leave it in the machine, also avoiding the need to copy 7.5GB of data to the new drive.
I did not create this box, and therefore do not want to build and buy a new server as I do not quite know the whole network topology, nor understand it. I'm a programmer, this sysadmin stuff is very new to me.
The contents of /etc/fstab is:
LABEL=/ / ext2 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/home /home ext2 defaults 1 2
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
So, what do you think is the best solution here? Is my original thought possible without using the LVM (which is obviously not available here)?