Hot disk change.
raistlin at tacorp.net
Tue Apr 20 10:18:51 CDT 2010
On Tue, 20 Apr 2010, Fabio Catunda wrote:
> Tino and Jens,
> # fdisk -l (with comments about what is what)
> /dev/sda1 1 243 1951866 82 Linux swap / Solaris
> /dev/sda2 * 244 729 3903795 83 Linux (/boot)
> /dev/sda3 730 3161 19535040 83 Linux (/)
> /dev/sda4 3162 30318 218138602+ 83 Linux (/var)
> I'm not that worried with the partition table because I can just delete the
> partition, create it again with the new size and use resize2fs to resize the
> file system. Usually I do that with virtual machines and it works, shouldn't
> be different with a real hardware, right!?
> I'm really worried to know it Linux would be able to read the old disk
> connected on a different SATA port.
> Cupertino, I got worried with your solution because I don't know is I can
> expand the virtual disk and things like that, I don't have much expertise
> with RAID controllers. And if something goes wrong (read: if I make something
> wrong), I will loose everything. I do have backup and everything, but I
> prefer a short downtime.
> Thanks again.
> Fábio Catunda.
It'll work if you're trying to expand /var, but that's it.
You need to grow the RAID set (I'm shocked that the Perc's don't have OCE.
Even cheap highpoint raid controllers do).
Once that's done you can likely use gparted or something from a livecd to
do the rest.
This is why I use LVM :)
Jason Slagle - RHCE5, VCP4
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