partition question

Avi Greenbury lists at
Fri Sep 16 11:31:29 UTC 2011

R Kimber wrote:

> My /usr partition is getting fairly full (86% use) and I wondered if
> there was anything simple that I could do to extend its effective
> size before any problems arise.  I have plenty of space on other
> partitions, including one that is unused.

In short, pick a big directory, move it to another partition and
symlink to it is generally the most pain-free way to do it, but is
probably not the ideologically purest way of doing it :)

It's safest to boot into single-user when you do it, though, to make
sure you'll not be annoying anything by pulling /usr out from
underneath it.


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