troubleshooting Question

How to swap or extend CentOS partition

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Chris KenwardFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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Hi Folks

I have created a 500Gb server which I'm intending to use as a mail server. I have suddenly realised that the unit has defaulted to a 50Gb "/" partition or volume and a 480Gb "/home" partition or volume (sorry not sure on the terminology).

I began rsyncing the data from my original mail server (Zimbra) and after a couple of Gb had been transferred I realised that it was all being copied to the "/" partition which at 50Gb is WAY too small.

Is there a way to tell the server to reverse the partitions or actually delete the "/home" volume and only have the one volume, i.e. the "/' volume?

Or is the only way around this issue to destroy the whole thing and rebuild from scratch?

Many thanks in anticipation of some help with this.
Sanga Collins
Systems Admin

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