Too old school
Posted by simonw
on Wed 1 May 2013 at 17:51
Needed more disk space, snapshot, added a virtual disk copied /home across, mount, test, remove old /home.
Realized too far into the process it would have been much quicker to clone the disk, and then delete stuff that wasn't /home from the clone.
Deep in my heart that feels wrong to have a disk and its clone living side by side forever more.
Of course in a saner world the virtualization software would just let me extend the disk I was using, and the file system is happy to be extended on the fly, so I wouldn't have needed a reboot. Maybe one day soon, I've already had virtualization add memory of the fly (KVM).