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Re: freeing up disk space
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: freeing up disk space
- From: Mark Pecaut <mpecaut_(_at_)_steamboataffordable_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 01:18:53 -0500
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
Sorry, there is no way to non-destructively repartition ffs filesystems.
You have to
1) backup your system
2) repartition your drive and reinstall
3) restore from backup
Look at dump(8) and restore(8) on how to backup and restore.
It is actually quite easy once you have read the manpages.
On Sun, May 20, 2001 at 01:55:49PM +1000, Oliver Bode wrote:
> I'm new to openBSD.
> Yesterday I installed a couple of perl modules and got an error that
> I was out of disk space. On typing 'df' it reported that my "/' directory
> had 105% capacity. I have plenty of free space on my "/tmp" directory.
> Can I just use the "disklabel -E" command to take some of the space
> allocated to the "/tmp" directory and add it to the "/" directory and will
> I lose any files by doing this?
> Thanks, Oliver