Anyway to forego the fsck before resize2fs?

I have a server with a 4TB lun completely full of files that needs to be re-sized. The storage team added the extra storage but unfortunately the system got hosed and had to be hard booted... I want to now resize the ext3 filesystem but it is asking to do:

[root@server~]# resize2fs /dev/volume_vg/v1 
resize2fs 1.39 (29-May-2006)
Please run 'e2fsck -f /dev/volume_vg/v1' first.

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Any way to forego this check?
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rindiCommented:
It's unsafe to do without the fsck first, as you probably have file-system errors that need to be fixed first, particularly as the system was hard-booted. Not doing this you may loose data or your system. Of course it'll probably take time on 4TB, but I'm afraid you'll need to wait.
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Can you mount the FS?

Should you get the same or a similar message when trying to mount an fsck is imperatively required.

If the mount is successful try resizing the FS "online".

Again, if you still see the same message you must run an fsck.

And of course, to be on the safe side you should really take the time to run the check!

wmp
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