Drive Snapshot. Should filesystem be extended to match partition?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by marlau, Jul 18, 2010.

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  1. marlau

    marlau Registered Member

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    I want to move my OS to a larger drive. The question that Drive Snapshot asks is "Should the filesystem be extended to match the partition size?" What is the result of a "yes" or "no" answer?

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  2. Aaron Here

    Aaron Here Registered Member

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    Let's say that the existing partition (drive) that you imaged was 100GB and the replacement drive to which you are going to recover the image is 500GB. If you were to reply 'yes', you would wind up with a single 500GB partition with at least 400GB of free space. If you were to answer 'no' you would wind up with 100GB partition and 400GB of unallocated space with which you could create one or more additional partitions.
     
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    Just as a little side note, it's always a good idea to keep something like Partition Wizard portable on your flash drive for situations like this.
     
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