Expand EXT3 filesystem ( No LVM)

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Old 10-14-2013
Expand EXT3 filesystem ( No LVM)


In my production server having

Enterprise Linux Enterprise Linux Server release 5.5 (Carthage)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.5 (Tikanga)

we have a filesystem of 197 gb (Type ext 3)
Hadisk in which this filesystem reside is sdb is of 217 gb. (NO LVM)

Now I want to increase the size of filesystem whithout loosing data.

Please help..
# 2  
Old 10-14-2013
see resize2fs, resize of ext3 filesystem depends on the level of kernel you have installed...see man page and google for the general process.
# 3  
Old 10-14-2013
You could look into using GParted. It's a very good Open Source partition editor similar to PartitionMagic. They have a live CD available here.

Whatever method you use, be sure to backup your data first.
# 4  
Old 10-23-2013
I am thankful to both of you, since it is a production server I'll first test it in uat. I'll share the results.
# 5  
Old 10-23-2013
Note that these work only if the new free space is right at the end of the current partition. Unlike LVM you can't just add space anywhere.

Back up first.
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# 6  
Old 10-29-2013
what's the type of file system ?? is it an application file system or ?? what is that data all about ??
# 7  
Old 10-29-2013
Its ext3 filesystem. It contain db files.
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