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.\" Copyright 1996-2004 Hans Reiser.
.\"
.TH RESIZE_REISERFS 8 "January 2009" "Reiserfsprogs-@PACKAGE_VERSION@"
.SH NAME
resize_reiserfs \- resizer tool for the ReiserFS filesystem
.SH SYNOPSIS
.BR resize_reiserfs
[
.B \-s
.IR \fR[\fB+\fR|\fB\- ]\fIsize\fB[\fBK\fR|\fBM\fR|\fBG\fR]
] [
.B \-j
.IR \fR\fIdev
] [
.B \-fqv
]
.I device
.SH DESCRIPTION
The
.B resize_reiserfs
tool resizes an unmounted reiserfs file system. It enlarges or shrinks an
reiserfs file system located on a
.I device
so that it will have
.I size
bytes or size=old_size +(\-)
.I size
bytes if the + or \- prefix is used.
If the
.B \-s
option is not specified, the filesystem will be resized to fill the
given device.
The
.I size
parameter may have one of the optional modifiers
.BR K ", " M ", " G ,
which means the
.I size
parameter is given in kilo\-, mega\-, gigabytes respectively.
.PP
The
.B resize_reiserfs
program does not manipulate the size of the device. If you wish to
enlarge a filesystem, you must make sure you expand the underlying
device first. This can be done using
.BR cfdisk (8)
for partitions, by deleting the partition and recreating it with a
larger size (assuming there is free space
.I after
the partition in question). Make sure you re\-create it with the
same starting disk cylinder as before! Otherwise, the resize operation
will certainly not work, and you may lose your entire filesystem.
.PP
The
.B resize_reiserfs
program allows to grow a reiserfs on-line if there is a free
space on block
.I device.
.PP
If you wish to shrink a reiserfs partition, first use
.B resize_reiserfs
to shrink the file system. You may then use
.BR cfdisk (8)
to shrink the device. When shrinking the size of the device, make sure
you do not make it smaller than the reduced size of the reiserfs filesystem.
.SH OPTIONS
.TP
.BR \-s\ [+|\-]\fIsize
Set the new size in bytes.
.TP
.BR \-j\ \fIdev
Set the journal device name.
.TP
.BR \-f
Force, do not perform checks.
.TP
.BR \-q
Do not print anything but error messages.
.TP
.BR \-v
Turn on extra progress status messages (default).
.SH RETURN VALUES
0 Resizing successful.
.TP
\-1 Resizing not successful.
.SH EXAMPLES
The following example shows how to test
.B resize_reiserfs\fR.
Suppose 2Gb reiserfs filesystem is created on the device /dev/hda8
and is mounted on /mnt.
For shrinking the device we need to unmount it first, then run
.B resize_reiserfs
with a
.I size \fR parameter (in this case -1Gb):
.PP
\ df
.br
\ umount /mnt
.br
\ resize_reiserfs -s -1G /dev/hda8
.br
\ mount /dev/hda8 /mnt
.br
\ df /mnt
.SH AUTHOR
This version of
.B resize_reiserfs
has been written by Alexander Zarochentcev <zam@namesys.com>.
.SH BUGS
Please report bugs to the ReiserFS developers <reiserfs-devel@vger.kernel.org>, providing
as much information as possible--your hardware, kernel, patches, settings, all printed
messages; check the syslog file for any related information.
.SH SEE ALSO
.BR cfdisk (8),
.BR reiserfsck (8),
.BR debugreiserfs (8)