Moving /var to a new volume.
jepri at webone.com.au
Thu Jun 6 19:04:38 EST 2002
On 2002.06.06 17:34 Chris Fletcher wrote:
> Can anyone point me in the right direction on how to acheive this
> destroying the server :-)
Sam's answer works, but I'd rather boot the machine from a
linux-on-a-cdrom or a really small distro like Trinux. That way there
are no problems with open files etc. Just mount old and new partitions
and copy away. Then change /etc/fstab or whatever and you are done,
I actually did it Sam's way once and it did involve a fsck on the new
As an aside, I have actually changed root partitions on a Solaris box.
Their Logical Volume Manager is so good, you can order the LVM to take
control of an ordinary partition, turn it into a logical volume, and
then combine it with partitions on other disks. I wish Linux's LVM was
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