[clug] duplicate a file system to a smaller hard disk

Michael Manning michael at michaelmanning.org
Mon Aug 10 14:19:16 MDT 2009

Hi there,I would suggest Clonezilla. I have used it a few times at work and
found it to be simple and fast.

The main site is - http://clonezilla.org/

This tutorial on disk to disk may also be of some help -

Michael Manning

On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 12:45 AM, Brendan Jurd <direvus at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2009/8/11 David Tulloh <david at tulloh.id.au>:
> > I have resized reiserfs partitions in the past (made the partition
> bigger).
> >  I believe you can also resize ext2 and ext3 by converting it to ext2.
>  I'm
> > not sure about the others.
> >
> You can resize ext2/3 partitions using the resize2fs tool.
> Don't be fooled by the name, it works for both ext2 and ext3.  There's
> no need for "converting it to ext2".
> ext3 has the added bonus that you can enlarge a filesystem while it is
> still mounted.  I believe that to shrink a filesystem it must be
> unmounted.
> jfs can also be resized while on-line.  You just make more space
> available on the device and remount it using the -o remount,resize
> options, and it automatically claims the additional space!  It happens
> near-instantaneously too.
> Cheers,
> BJ
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