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partitoning remote web server

we purchased a new dedicated server, but the hosting company had done an unusual partitioning as below.

what is best way forward?
is it possible to re-partition remotely? or redirect folders to a location under home - they have assigned most space to /home...
any downsides?
df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/cciss/c0d0p2     20315844   2240920  17026284  12% /
/dev/cciss/c0d0p5    451622316    202988 428108212   1% /home
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1       101086     18308     77559  20% /boot
tmpfs                  1984856         0   1984856   0% /dev/shm

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omarfaridCommented:
it is not possible to repartition remotely. What is your requirements for file systems and space?
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saimazzCommented:
its not possible, because you will destroy data. if it be lvm system then you got some chance to do with fdisk, but in your situation it is no solution.

or you could copy everything from home to other then remove mount point, resize and revert data and mount point back.
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ee-gdAuthor Commented:
bit annoyed that all this space under /home will stay unused.

hosting few sites, but content is under 4Gb.
is it likely that the likes of logs will fill up free space?
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omarfaridCommented:
you may request your provider to reinstall the system for you with different partitioning and you may pass to them your exact requirements. You may ask them to let /home dir to be on / and reuse the space for some other filesystem (or mount point or dir name)
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ee-gdAuthor Commented:
thought of that, but that's apparently chargeable.
I can't believe that one of UK's largest hosting providers will do such an install :(
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ee-gdAuthor Commented:
are there any downsides to creating links to locations within home?
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saimazzCommented:
there is not
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omarfaridCommented:
you may create soft links to sub dirs in /home but you need to watch for /home grow. other than that there is no side effect
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