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Date:      Tue, 30 Dec 2003 14:17:42 -0500
From:      Jesse Guardiani <jesse@wingnet.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: combining partitions
Message-ID:  <bssj0n$csa$1@sea.gmane.org>
References:  <3FF190B7.8030905@usmstudent.com> <200312301058.25742.kstewart@owt.com>

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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.

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