[CentOS] Resize KVM NTFS file system

Tue Jun 9 19:41:14 UTC 2015
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 6/9/2015 12:33 PM, James A. Peltier wrote:
> Listen, it's far simpler than that.  Call Microsoft and tell them that you resized a file system with a third party tool and now your file system is corrupt and you'd like them to support you.  Await the click and awkward silence.

hey, I'd hang up, too.   I don't trust in-place partition shrinking, no 
matter WHAT the software.

my preferred method of resizing NTFS is to use Acronis TrueImage or 
another similar backup tool to make a complete file system image of the 
partitions of the disk onto external media, then repartition the disk 
and restore that image to new smaller partitions.   If anything goes 
wrong like a system crash, power fail, etc during the first step, 
nothing is lost, just redo it.  and if something goes wrong during the 
2nd step, well, you have that full backup, you can restore it again.

john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz