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RE: Cloning an EXT3 drive?



> On Wed, Mar 20, 2002 at 02:39:15PM +0000, Nigel Metheringham wrote:
> 
> Following this you could use gnu parted to move and resize your
> partitions.  You may need to use tune2fs to remove the journal before
> doing this and then put it back on again afterwards (not used parted for
> a while so not sure how it handles journals now - 
> especially now they do not appear in the main fs).
> 
> From: Stephen C. Tweedie [mailto:sct redhat com]
> It should be OK, I think --- the journal is just another inode, and
> there's nothing special about the way the kernel finds the data.  I
> don't think that parted looks at the directory structure at all so the
> fact that it's a hidden inode shouldn't matter; but, I haven't tested
> it.


Using parted to resize an unmounted ext3 filesystem worked without using
tune2fs.
Cheers,
-Mike Slifcak





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