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Need to change filesystem size in SCO Openserver.

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Anyone know how to change the filesystem partition size in SCO Openserver5.0.4?  I have the following filesystems:  /  -  /stand  -  /usr2  -  /usr3  -  /usr4  -  /usr5.  The /usr3 partition is full and /usr5 has 4 gigs that aren't used.  Can I move some of the partition space from /usr5 to /usr3?  Anyone???  Thanks
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osr5 uses a filesytem type that does not support resizing (it's been awhile - I think it's HFS?).

Your only option is to backup files from the partitions, remove the partitions (which will erase all data), and recreate them in the sizes you want.

It may be easiest to stick a new hard drive in the system and put the new partitions there.

Another option is to move directory trees from /usr5 to /usr3 and create symbolic links in /usr5 pointing to /usr3.    This should be pretty transparent to the user.
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I think you're right about the type of FS.  It's HTFS and from what I know of it (5 years of SCO administration), you can't resize it.  But...  I figured I would see if anyone had a cheat for me.  I'll leave this question open for a few days and if no one comes up with anything, I'll give you the points.  Thanks for the help.
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yeah, it's a pretty lame anwser, I agree.
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