lembark at wrkhors.com
Sat Nov 3 12:41:02 CST 2001
-- Martin Maney <maney at pobox.com>
> On Sat, Nov 03, 2001 at 04:53:00AM -0600, Steven Lembark wrote:
>> hmmm... "partitions"... how about using LVM? You can
>> combine the space into a large LV easily enough, use it
>> once then remove the LV.
> So are you saying that you know of some way to retrofit LVM on an existing
> system without backing up and restoring the data? Because just a message
> or two back it was restated that he reason it's hard to relocate the file
> is that the tape drive isn't working...
Depends on whether you have any space whatsoever left.
Even a spare CDR can give you enough space to leave
something open somewhere. A spare jaz or ide drive
can be enough.
Point is to clean off at least one partition somewhere,
LVM it and use the space to clean off one more partiton
(via cpio | bzip2 > mountpoint.cpio.bz2 if necessary).
Eventually you can get however much of the system LVM'ed
and use the space as a single pool to mangle the 4GB item.
That or stop by microcenter and buy a cheap tape...
Steven Lembark 2930 W. Palmer
Workhorse Computing Chicago, IL 60647
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