[CentOS-virt] Resizing EXT3 partition in guest instance CentOS5

Wed Jan 26 10:43:21 UTC 2011
Lorenzo Quatrini <lorenzo.quatrini at gmail.com>

Poh Yong Hwang ha scritto:
> Hi,
> I have two guest vm instance running CentOS 5 with ext3 partition. I
> will like to reduce 1 VM harddisk space and using the 'release' harddisk
> space to add onto my second VM. Basically I need to know how can I
> reduce and increase an ext3 partition in CentOS KVM. I did a search and
> basically i can do it by booting the VM using Knoppix and use Gparted to
> reduce and increase the diskspace. I am thinking of the following
> 1) Boot first VM using Knoppix
> 2) Reduce the ext3 partition disk size using Gparted
> 3) Shutdown the VM and resize the diskspace using Virtual Manager
> 4) Increae the diskspace of the second VM using Virtual Manager
> 5) Boot up second VM using Knoppix
> 6) Increase the ext3 partition disk size using Gparted
> 7) Reboot the second VM
> As this is the first time i am doing it, will these work? Anyone has
> experience resiziing their EXT3 partition in KVM environment before?
> Thanks!
> Regards
> yongsan
I guess it would work, but just in case remember: do backup beforehand :D