Increase size of ext3 filesystem WHILE MOUNTED

Jacques Duplessis jacques.duplessis at
Thu Dec 9 02:42:06 UTC 2004

 Thank You Good news at last !
Do you know if we can get it to work on Enterprise 3.0 ?

Jacques Duplessis
jacques.duplessis at

-----Original Message-----
From: Andreas Dilger [mailto:adilger at] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 7:37 PM
To: Jacques Duplessis
Cc: ext3-users at
Subject: Re: Increase size of ext3 filesystem WHILE MOUNTED

On Dec 07, 2004  18:53 -0500, Jacques Duplessis wrote:
>     We will have to go and use SuSE (30 servers) just because ext3 
> filesystem cannot be increase while the filesystem is mounted.

Ironically, ext3 online resizing was added to the vanilla kernel on Oct 29
for 2.6.9, and has been in FC2 for a while before that.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger   

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