I need to increase the size of my /usr partition. I performed a backup
of /usr to a drive on another machine using cp -a. I noticed "unable to
perform operation" errors as the files were being copied. I assume this
has to do with file permissions, since most files in /usr are owned by
root. I noticed that the user:group identies on the backup files had
been reset to large numeric values. I presume this is some sort of
My question is this: Can I safely delete my existing /usr partition and
restore all the files from backup to a new, larger /usr partition? If
not, how do I accomplish resizing the /usr partition without having to
reinstall my entire system?
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