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Re: join 2 contiguous ext3 partitions

Joao Ferreira Gmail <joao.miguel.c.ferreira@gmail.com> writes:

> Hello,
> can I somehow join 2 ext3 partitions ?
> /dev/sda6      28G   15G   12G  56% /media/armazem
> /dev/sda7      19G  8.2G  9.3G  47% /media/despensa
> they both contain data.

Make a backup of all partitions on the device and repartition.  You
better make a backup anyway, so there's not much point in trying to join
two file systems.  You can delete sda6 and sda7 and create a
new partition, so you don't need to redo the other partitions on the

If you don't want to repartition, you could create a RAID-0 from the
partitions or use LVM to a similar effect.  You might get away without
making backups of the *other* partitions then.  Needless to say, it's
always a good idea to have working, recent backups around ...

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