> > I know this may seem like a trivial question but I am new in the
> >area.. I was wondering if it would be posible to increase the size of
> >a partition by taking away some space from another partition that is
> >mostly empty. If so how would this be accomplished.
> > Thanks
> Depends on your Unix flavour.
> IBM's logical volume manager make games like this possible.
Not just possible, but a piece of cake. The command is something like:
"chfs <filesystem> +8000" where you specify the number of additional 512KB
blocks. You can do this on a production system where applications have
hundreds of active open files in that filesystem, no unmounting necessary.
From what I've read, you need Veritas to get LVM performance under SunOS/
Solaris. Can someone make a comparison of this product to AIX's LVM?
Also, what is the additional cost?