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Date:      Wed, 16 Jan 2008 18:15:44 +0000
From:      RW <fbsd06@mlists.homeunix.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: growfs and soft updates
Message-ID:  <20080116181544.787f2d17@gumby.homeunix.com.>
In-Reply-To: <20080116174455.H1425@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>
References:  <478DCC6C.8010605@mbnet.fi> <478E15F3.7090809@mbnet.fi> <20080116174455.H1425@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>

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On Wed, 16 Jan 2008 17:48:44 +0100 (CET)
Wojciech Puchar <wojtek@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:

> growfs is for people that like challenges ;)
> 
> i have to use it growing 800GB filesystem to 1400GB, finally (after 
> patching it a bit) i did it, but root directory was destroyed (no
> idea why). all subdirs appeared in lost+found so it wasn't a big
> problem then+i've got zero sized file in lost+found that i was unable
> to delete until i took off all strange flash with chflags.
> 
> but i did it ONLY because i had no way to back it up.

Personally I don't think it's worth the risk, unless the data is
disposable like a squid cache. What I normally do is create a new
partition and symlink things into it.



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