How long should resize2fs take?

Alan Pope alan at
Sat Jun 25 08:29:13 UTC 2011

On 24 June 2011 15:56, Alan Pope <alan at> wrote:
> Is it a process that could be terminated relatively safely? Or is it
> just a case of "sit tight"?

I sat tight and it finished okay.

alan at ubuntuserver:~$ sudo resize2fs /dev/mapper/data-data 3000G
[sudo] password for alan:
resize2fs 1.41.11 (14-Mar-2010)
Resizing the filesystem on /dev/mapper/data-data to 786432000 (4k) blocks.
The filesystem on /dev/mapper/data-data is now 786432000 blocks long.


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