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How to repartition drives for Operating System(OS) upgrade (Doc ID 1017998.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 16, 2019

Applies to:

Solstice DiskSuite Software - Version 4.2 and later
Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
All Platforms


This document provides a workaround to deal with a common issue in upgrading an operating system (OS) where the existing partitions, which were fine for the operating system (OS) prior to upgrading, are not large enough to hold the same filesystem of the new OS.

As a example, one of the partitions which demands larger space constantly is the home directory of users which is typically the slice 7 mounted on directory named "/export/home" . This workaround is particularly useful for slice OR partition which is inaccessible to the repartitioning tool that is part of the upgrade installation.


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