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Re: Increasing space under an existing directory

Vinod wrote:

During Sarge install, I mounted /usr on a separate partition and did
the install. Now, after I installed some software, /usr has aroung 100M
free. My question is, can I use mount to mount an additional drive
under /usr to increase the space? Or do I have to use LVM? I read the
LVM pages, but it did not make sense. What would I need to do for the

If you have free space elsewhere, you can move one of the subdirectories of /usr to that free space, and then symlink to that new location. It may defeat the purpose of having /usr on its own partition, depending on your setup, but it's a method to free up space on that partition.


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