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Re: shrinking reiserfs partitions, filesystems



Chris Tyler wrote:

> If
> it's not an essential-to-the-system filesystem (e.g., /data or
> something) you can unmount it and resize it

Do not forget another option: copy everything somewhere else
(external USB drive or something...), destroy the partition,
recreate it smaller, format and copy back.

In this way you get an implicit perfect defrag of your data,
which could be more or less useful, depending on the current
fragmentation of your filesystem.

If your data is only 16GB, it will not take too much time
and it's a method which contains a backup operation inside :-)
Actually, with two disks, it could be even faster than
in place resizing.

Best regards.

-- 
   Roberto Ragusa    mail at robertoragusa.it


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