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troubleshooting Question

Increase root partition size ????

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Hi, I have inherited a Solaris 9 machine that is a production server and has applications running (most likely from /usr/local but there is also /home/msql).  This machine was built with a small root, swap and a BIG /export/home, and that is all.  I have already transitioned /export/home to another disk (the second disk was not being used!!) so there is a lot of space available on the boot disk.

HELP, how can I add more space to root with the least amount of down time ?

growfs is metadisk only and will not work with root anyway.  

I was thinking about making a UFSDUMP -> format -> UFSRESTORE but the maching will be offline for longer than I like (it is in a 27/7 environment).  If I did have to do this, can I move /dev, /var and /usr to a new partitions without messing up pointers and stuff ?

Many Thanks, Allan    
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