I have a VPS on the new Vultr system and I am noticing that they do not have pv-grub ready and available which makes my dilemma even more interesting.
I have a 40gig image I need to migrate to a 15 gig partition.
Normally just reboot into rescue mode and run fdisk or gparted, but this does not appear to be an option on the Vultr system.
There is a boot partition on the VPS but tentative attempts to access it with mount failed
[\u@r2d2:/root] # gpart show => 34 83886013 vtbd0 GPT (40G) 34 94 1 freebsd-boot (47K) 128 83885919 2 freebsd-ufs (40G)
first attempt to access boot:
# mount /dev/vtbd0p1 /mnt/boot/ mount: /dev/vtbd0p1: Input/output error
previous attempt that locked system up midway:
dump -0 -f - / | ssh -c blowfish root@target_machine "cd /; restore -rf -"
[\u@r2d2:/root] # du -sh / 5.8G /
What is an effective yet safe way (won't lock the system halfway during transfer because it can't access a locked file) to transfer a FreeBSD10 live VPS server to another live FreeBSD10 VPSs server. Hopefully catching that pesky boot partition as well.
Or resize a mounted partition.