dynamically expanding storage

  • Anonymous - 2010-06-26

    Is there a way to make the .fs "/dev/cobd0" a dynamically expanding file like a .vdi in virtual box? For example if I have 10 GB of files stored on /dev/cobd0 then the file 'ubuntu'.fs is 10gb, however if I only have 2 GB then the file size will be 2 GB.

  • Henry N.

    Henry N. - 2010-06-26

    You can use the option "sparse" on NTFS, this will reserve only the size you used.
    An existing image you can transform with MkSparse.exe

    A better (and saver) way would be to create a new empty file with MkFile.exe and the option "-s":

    Than format this file with ext3, copy all your files into the new and switch to the new image file. Steps finds in wiki:

    MkFile and MkSparse can download from http://www.henrynestler.com/


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