Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 8th Jul 2006 04:54 UTC
General Unix Copying a live file system can be risky, especially if there are open files. You should also be careful to ensure that you don't accidentally overwrite a partition, or existing files, with the files you are trying to copy. With some careful thought, you can effectively migrate files reliably to take advantage of more space, even on a live system.
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by segedunum on Mon 10th Jul 2006 13:26 UTC
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You can do this far easier and safer by using LVM, resizing partitions, adding new disks to your volume group and taking a safe snapshot of data.

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