moving /usr to bigger partition
nick at leippe.com
Thu Apr 26 10:29:59 MDT 2007
On Thursday 26 April 2007, Dr. Scott S. Jones wrote:
> I need advice on moving a directory, /usr, which now occupies its own
> partition, but which I'd like to have on a bigger partition.
> /etc/fstab includes this:
> /dev/hde5 /usr ext3 defaults 0 2
> df -h shows:
> /dev/hde5 4.6G 4.3G 106M 98% /usr
> /dev/hde9 65G 12G 51G 19% /home
> while root is:
> /dev/hde1 250M 219M 18M 93% /
> Don't ask why it's set up this way. It just is. I just want to change it
> around by moving /usr to /dev/hde9 so that it has room.
> How do I do this safely so that nothing gets hosed?
cp -a /usr /home/ && mount -o bind /home/usr /usr
if that works, then update your /etc/fstab:
/home/usr /usr none rw,bind 0 0
Playing with /usr on a live box shouldn't be dangerous--all necessary file and
system utilities should be in /bin and /sbin. (It could disrupt services
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