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Partition a hard disk without losing data
Authored by: sjk on May 01, '06 02:40:01PM
Which begs the question of whether it is worth doing in the first place; you can just back up your data and partition the main drive, then copy the backup back...)
One reason is because there's certain data you can risk losing so there's no need (or resources) for a backup of it. I recently resized volumes on my wife's eMac (using iPartition), decreasing space on one volume in order to increase space on the boot volume The non-boot volume has archived EyeTV recordings which aren't backed up and if those were lost or damaged during resizing it wouldn't have been important, just disappointing. So, I just have a backup of the boot volume and any data worth saving from the other one; the EyeTV archive is expendable. No problems (AFAICT) with the resizing.

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