[CentOS] Resize KVM NTFS file system

Wed Jun 10 11:57:21 UTC 2015
Earl A Ramirez <earlaramirez at gmail.com>

On 9 June 2015 at 21:41, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:

> 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
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What I normally do is power off the VM; add the drive I want to extend onto
another windows VM and use Microsoft diskpart tool to extend the volume and
it works in VMware, Virtual Box and KVM without fail or corrupting any file

Kind Regards
Earl Ramirez