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Latman 08-21-2012 10:43 AM

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.

szboardstretcher 08-21-2012 10:53 AM

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.

Latman 08-22-2012 04:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by szboardstretcher (Post 4760189)
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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