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Old 08-21-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Resize linux image


Not sure if anyone here can help me with this, but we have a 450GB linux image (Hyper-V).
Only 20% of this is being used.
I am trying to re-size this and keep it as a master image, but not able to with Hyper-V.

I'm hoping someone here knows how this can be done?
Thanks.
 
Old 08-21-2012, 11:53 AM   #2
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I had a problem with this in the past. Its quite easy to do with a windows host. But I was unable to do it with a linux host.

I ended up bringing another linux image up, using a bootable linux on both, and dd'ing data from one to the other. it was not an easy process and did not work the first couple of times i did it. There was a fair amount of trial and error.

Of course, by now, there may exist an actual process to shrink a linux host.
 
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:51 AM   #3
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I had a problem with this in the past. Its quite easy to do with a windows host. But I was unable to do it with a linux host.

I ended up bringing another linux image up, using a bootable linux on both, and dd'ing data from one to the other. it was not an easy process and did not work the first couple of times i did it. There was a fair amount of trial and error.

Of course, by now, there may exist an actual process to shrink a linux host.
I thought so. Thanks for your quick reply.
 
  


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