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Expanding ext3 /usr partition safely with minimal downtime

I have inherited a Centos 5.5 server provided by Softlayer. My /usr partition is filling up, and I can't see any quick wins by deleting cruft. It looks like the sheer number of cpanel accounts is to ...
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Resizing Partitions on Live RHEL/cPanel Server

I've resized many partitions over the years on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X -- but always using a GUI. However, the time has come where the preset partition sizes my data center placed on my server ...
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How long should resize2fs take on a 1TB partition?

I've got a new computer at the university and almost set up everything for myself on it when I've noticed that the previous user of the machine used a huge 1TB ext3 partition only. I usually keep ...
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Is it possible to enable online resizing after the fs was created?

I have an Ext3 filesystem sitting on an LVM volume group. The partition was formatted before online resizing was enabled by default. Is it possible to turn this feature on after the fact, like ...
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Resizing ext2/3 partitions (including /usr) on a live system

I'm building a system with fairly limited disk space that will use LVM, and I'd like to be able to resize the partitions as freely as possible without bringing the system down. In particular, I'd ...
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Debian - resize root ext3 partition on remote system

Hello I want to resize (shrink) root ext3 fs partition of remote Debian 5.0 system. There is no LVM. Is it possible without using a livecd? E.g. via custom initrd.img. And second problem - Can I ...
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How can I minimise the size of an ext3 partition (and its LVM logical volume)?

I am using LVM on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic). I have a single LVM physical volume (and a single volume group). I have an ext3 filesystem inside an LVM logical volume which I no longer use, but for the time ...
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How do I restore a partimage image to a smaller drive?

Without thinking, I made a partimage image of a ~1TB ext3 partition, which only actually contained about 2GB of data, so gzipped down to that size. I then wiped it and used it for something else. I'd ...
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Does a resize of a partition typically stretch the existing size of the used space on your file system?

On a dual boot system (Vista/Jaunty) I wanted to take some unallocated space and enlarge my ext3 partition. Upon doing so I noticed that the disk check that runs from parted kept failing at the end ...
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Repartitioning while disk is in use?

I've two closely related questions, so I'll keep them in one SF question: Question 1 I've a Linux (debian) server that must have minimal downtime. The disk has two partitions, one is / (ext3) and ...