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Old 06-03-2011, 01:58 PM   #1
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Live Resize Root Partition Centos


Hi,

Is there any software which can be used to resize the FILE System on a live system without going into the RESCUE mode ?
Live resizing is very important for me as turning the system OFF and booting into rescue is not possible.
Please help.
 
Old 06-03-2011, 02:10 PM   #2
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Hi there,

Well I have found this link which explains how you can resize it live: http://www.ivarch.com/blogs/oss/2007...-a-howto.shtml

I prefer doing it in offline mode and have never tried the steps mentioned so not sure how effective they are.

Have a look at this as well: http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...ted-2231.shtml

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Old 06-03-2011, 11:31 PM   #3
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Hi,

The first option looks very risky.
I have a minimal install of CentOS.
Will QTParted work in that environment ?
 
Old 06-04-2011, 12:01 AM   #4
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Live resizing is very important for me as turning the system OFF and booting into rescue is not possible.
More important than system integrity ?.
Most filesystems can be resized online these days. Doing it on the root is asking for trouble.
 
Old 06-04-2011, 02:03 AM   #5
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More important than system integrity ?.
Most filesystems can be resized online these days. Doing it on the root is asking for trouble.
I think Ubuntu supports online resizinig of images if I am not wrong !
Then is it possible in CentOS
 
Old 06-05-2011, 05:11 AM   #6
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Hi,

Tried this on CentOS 5.6 and it supports ONLINE Expansion of the Filesystem.
 
  


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