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[SLUG] space allocation nightmare
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- Subject: [SLUG] space allocation nightmare
- From: retsil@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 12:43:05 +1100 (EST)
Working in the public health system, I can empathise with your
frustrations about lack of captial for new computers.
Depending upon the hardware you're using, it always pays to
keep a spare BSD box handy for fixing up these kind of problems. I've
resliced and attempted to recover Solaris disks from BSD without too
It is very unsafe to do anything to your disk unless you make a backup
copy using dd (I can elaborate more here, but for the purposes of
berevity I won't). As far as I know, there is no safe way to shrink a UFS
filesystem. You can only shrink by copying files to a smaller slice.
I know that I haven't really answered your question, but I tend to think
that the answer is specific to the resources which are at your disposal
(NFS drives, spare drives, SCSI or IDE).