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Date:      Tue, 30 Dec 2003 14:17:42 -0500
From:      Jesse Guardiani <>
Subject:   Re: combining partitions
Message-ID:  <bssj0n$csa$>
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Kent Stewart wrote:

> On Tuesday 30 December 2003 06:50 am, backdoc wrote:
>> I would like to combine the /hd2 and /usr partitions to one /new larger
>> partition.
>> Should I research vinum or should I be reading something else?
>> I am running FreeBSD 4.6-RELEASE.
>> My partition layout is:
>> scsibox# df -h
>> Filesystem    Size   Used  Avail Capacity  Mounted on
>> /dev/da0s1a   126M    39M    77M    33%    /
>> /dev/da1s1e   2.0G   185M   1.7G    10%    /hd2
>> /dev/da0s1f   252M   4.7M   227M     2%    /tmp
>> /dev/da0s1g   3.2G   2.9G    58M    98%    /usr
>> /dev/da0s1e   252M    67M   165M    29%    /var
>> procfs        4.0K   4.0K     0B   100%    /proc
> You would probably find it easier to determine what is eating up your disk
> space and move that to /hd2. For example, my /usr/ports/distfiles runs
> around 1.5 GB. Just moving distfiles to hd2 and linking it to
> /usr/ports/distfiles would free up a lot of space. On one machine that I
> don't use a lot of HD space, I mounted a 10 GB slice as /usr/ports.

If you DO want to consolodate those partitions, you'll probably have to
back them up using dump, delete both partitions, create the consolodated
large partition, and then restore the backup.

Jesse Guardiani, Systems Administrator
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