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Re: Resizing LVM issue

On 06/05/2014 11:04 AM, Bob Proulx wrote:

Richard Hector wrote:
I prefer not to get in the situation where I have to shrink a filesystem
though - xfs doesn't support it anyway.

Agreed.  Even better is to avoid it.  Small ext{3,4} file systems
shrink acceptably well.  But larger ext{3,4} file systems can take a
very long time to shrink.  I once made the mistake of trying to shrink
a 600G filesystem.  The operation was eventually successful.  But it
took 10 days to complete!  And once I started it there was no other
option than to let it complete.

Two questions:

1. What would you do if you need more space in /tmp and you know you have some spare space in /home or else, but do not want to reinstall?

2. Wouldn't be nice if resizing routines/commands/programs/... show calculated time they would need for such an operation, so a user could decide whether to continue or cancel?


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