Weblog entry #487 for simonw

Too old school
Posted by simonw on Wed 1 May 2013 at 17:51
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Needed more disk space, snapshot, added a virtual disk copied /home across, mount, test, remove old /home.

Realized too far into the process it would have been much quicker to clone the disk, and then delete stuff that wasn't /home from the clone.

Deep in my heart that feels wrong to have a disk and its clone living side by side forever more.

Of course in a saner world the virtualization software would just let me extend the disk I was using, and the file system is happy to be extended on the fly, so I wouldn't have needed a reboot. Maybe one day soon, I've already had virtualization add memory of the fly (KVM).

 

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Posted by Anonymous (10.48.xx.xx) on Mon 3 Jun 2013 at 23:32
Just use btrfs and relax.

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Posted by simonw (84.45.xx.xx) on Fri 14 Jun 2013 at 01:37
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The hosting provider doesn't allow me to extend the existing volume, otherwise ext3 would be sufficient for that one.

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