online resize of ext3 possible?

John Stoffel stoffel at
Fri Apr 16 16:13:24 UTC 2004

Hi folks,

Is it possible to resize an ext3 filesystem while it's online?  It
looks like resize2fs won't do the trick unless the filesystem is
unmounted.  And ext2resize takes one look at the filesystem while it's
mounted and complains as well, this time about un-supported features.

It's not a huge deal if I have to shutdown the system to grow the two
filesystems, it's just more annoying.

I'm running Debian Unstable, with alot of /unstable and /testing
patches.  It's upto date as of last night too.  


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