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Re: [vox-tech] I'm over my head - need a cookbook for transferingsystem to new disks
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Re: [vox-tech] I'm over my head - need a cookbook for transferingsystem to new disks



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I've had great success using parted / qtparted (GUI) to resize ext2/ 
ex3 and FAT partitions in Linux.

http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/index.shtml
http://qtparted.sourceforge.net/

 From the point of having Ghosted the data onto 300 GB partitions on  
the new drives, you could disable the RAID mirroring, resize them,  
and then rebuild the mirroring.

- Harold

On Aug 20, 2007, at 1:56 PM, David Spencer, Internet Handyman wrote:

> I'm hoping that somebody can help me by directing me to a step-by-step
> cookbook of some sort for what I'm trying to do. Here's the summary:
>
> We've got a Dell SC1425 1U server. The system has dual 300GB SATA  
> drives
> that I've configured in a software RAID 1. It's running CentOS 4.5 and
> is pretty much up to date. We've also got Plesk installed on it and
> it's purpose to exist is to host websites.
>
> We recently got this idea to replace the 300GB drives with 500GB  
> drives.
> My programmer and I thought that the best way to accomplish this would
> be to use Linux Ghost to copy the contents of the drives. So we pulled
> one of the 300's and replaced it with the 500. Then we ghosted the 300
> to the 500. Next we replaced the 300 with the other 500 and used ghost
> again to copy the data on the first 500 to the second. We rebooted the
> system and it worked! Well, almost.
>
> The problem was that Linux Ghost did a fantastic job of duplicating
> the exact dimensions of the 300 drives onto the 500. So we had a  
> system
> with partitions that were only 300GB in size. Obviously we wanted to
> take advantage of all that extra space. And that's where things went
> terribly wrong.
>
> We've tried a number of things from using Linux Ghost to expand the
> partition to using fdisk and dd to redefine the partitions and then
> copy the data from one of the 300's using an external USB 2.0 drive.
> Nothing works. Where did we go wrong?
>
> Your assistance is much appreciated,
>
>
> -- Dave Spencer, PageWeavers
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