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Old 02-18-2008
how to increase the size of the allotment

Hi all,

I have a 130gb HDD of which 95b is taken up by various partitions of windows xp...
I partitioned my HDD and gave solaris 10gb of space, but now owing to some development stuff i need to increase the space!!!

How do i do it!!
Please note that i do have ~20gb of space left still...
so how do i make use of it?

Regards
Wrapster
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Old 02-18-2008
Checkout the growfs command

I have never used it.... Smilie

I would recommend you to backup all your data before trying it..

/Peter
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Old 02-19-2008
My bet would be to use 'format' to create a new slice out of the rest of the disk.
You can then mount that someplace for your dev work.

If you need to free up a bit of space on the existing particion, a good candidate for the point to mount could be /opt or /export.
To do this, boot up in single user mode, mount the disk somewhere (eg /mnt), move all the files and irectories out of your new mount point (eg mv /opt/* /mnt/) then unmount and remount the disk onto it's new home. Remember to update your /etc/vfstab to reflect the new layout.

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