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Re: how to grow the file band
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 1992 19:15-0400
From: Barry Margolin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1992 09:45 EDT
From: email@example.com (Clinton Hyde)
what is the preferred way to cleanly increase the size of the file
partition? I can't find anything obvious in the manuals...
Parition maintenance is in level 3, [Local LMFS Operations / LMFS
Maintenance Operations], of the File System Editor (Select F). You can
either grow an existing partition with [Grow Partition], or add a new
partition with [Initialize (R)].
A few releases ago [Grow Partition] had a reputation for being buggy,
but I believe those problems were fixed. But even so, I generally
prefer adding a new partition, as it makes it easier to shrink the LMFS
later (there's no [Shrink Partition], but there is [Remove Partition]).
I agree. I almost never addressed this by growing an existing single
partition. It becomes easier to manage and gives you much more
flexibility later if you have at least two partitions to play with and
can add or remove space in chunks.