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May 11, 2011 at 12:17 pm #42983
I have been lurking for a while and I did not find a clear answer (if any) to this question.
I need to use ZS installed on a an HardDisk (not on CDROM).
I performed successfully the suggested procedure and I installed the CF image 1.0.beta14 in a ~ 120 GB IDE HD.
I rebooted the system and I found that this kind of installation created 3 partitions ie:
/udev/hda1 => ~ 50MB
/udev/hda2 => ~ 150 MB
/udev/hda3 => ~ 800 MB
So the total sum is about 1GB (ie the size for the CF image I have installed) and the profile is stored in hda3.
As the HD has enough space, I would like to save logs on the Hard Disk by using the “unused space” on the hard disk. Question: is there any possibility to address this “unused” space by enlarging the /dev/hda3 partition or creating a new partition or do have I to give up myself and use another device/disk or whatsoveer to save my logs?
TIA for any hints,
TopoldoMay 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm #51754
I answer to myself. 🙂
It is sufficient:
1. Add a new partition by using the “setup” menu
2. Create a new profile (= database) in the new partition
2. Deactivate default profile in /dev/hda3
Two more things, anyway:
a) by using web-administration you cannot choose the type of new partition: I mean I cannot choose between primary or extended. The program creates an extended one, in any case.
Maybe – I’m asking for a confirmation here – you can get a new partition of primary type by using the fdisk command in console.
b) The hda3 partition stays there, of course, empty. This is not fine to see but I think there is no way to avoid it.
Maybe you can use some third part programs (like Partition Magic or whatsoever) in order to “enlarge” partition hda3 instead of creating a new hda4. This way you have a better geometry of your disk
The most imporatnt thing, however is that I did not find any limit to enlarge the space for Database/Profile beside to that allocated directly by the ZS CF image.
TopoldoMay 12, 2011 at 4:29 pm #51755mgibbonsMember
The easiest way is to increase the size of the /dev/hda3 partition by using gparted.
We do it all the time.
Just boot up a cd with gparted on it and resize the hda3 partition up to the size of the physical disk. You then do not have to move or disable anything.
MarkMay 13, 2011 at 10:17 am #51756
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