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by mroconnor
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Combine two seperate partitions
Replies: 8
Views: 6046

Well when I did it fsarchiver just stopped doing anything at all. It was not listed as a running process or anything. I would trying it again but for some reason it messed up my /tmp and I can now longer write to it as a normal user only root.

Once I fix that I test it again.
by mroconnor
Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Combine two seperate partitions
Replies: 8
Views: 6046

I tried this as a test: [email protected] /root % mkdir /mnt/gentoo/var [email protected] /root % mount /dev/sda7 /mnt/gentoo/var -r [email protected] /root % fsarchiver -j 2 -z 9 savedir /mnt/gentoo/home/backup.fsa /mnt/gentoo/var I then mount a 2.5GB /tmp dir and ran this command: [email protected] /root % mo...
by mroconnor
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Combine two seperate partitions
Replies: 8
Views: 6046

So then savedir is the way to go if I have to save the contents of /var 12GB and /usr/portage 6GB (gentoo based system) to the combined new 18GB partition. Does that mean I'll loose permissions and such?
by mroconnor
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Combine two seperate partitions
Replies: 8
Views: 6046

would it be best to do it from unmounted partitions or read only partitions? Also why would I use the savedir option over the savefs option?
by mroconnor
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Combine two seperate partitions
Replies: 8
Views: 6046

Combine two seperate partitions

I think FSarchiver can do this but I am not sure how: I need to combine /dev/sda6 & /dev/sda7 together using qtparted. I assume I would combine the two partitions into one archive and the blast the partitions away and recreate them the extract the archive to that new partition. Does that sound right?