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Re: Moving partition to an overlapping position

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Moving partition to an overlapping position
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 08:25:44 +1000
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On Tue, Jul 19, 2005 at 05:15:45PM +0300, Ville Herva wrote:
> (parted) move 2 32kB 110GB                                                    
> Error: Can't move a partition onto itself.  Try using resize, perhaps?    
> What I don't perfectly understand is why this is so hard to implement. Isn't
> this just a case of copying the 110GB in 10GB (or smaller) chunks towards
> the beginning of the disk? I'm probably missing something, right?

The implementation you suggest is dangerous.  If, for example, there
were a blackout halfway during the process, you would lose your


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