On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 06:19:28AM -0400, Michael A. Alestock typed:
> I have an existing FreeBSD v4.7 installation and want to delete a small
> filesystem that I had designated for email (/var/mail), and want to freeup
> that unused space to the '/usr/home' filesystem.  If I use DISKLABEL to
> delete '/var/mail', and then re-write '/usr/home' to reflect the added
> space (writing the changes to the SAME '/usr/home' partition), will that
> erase the '/usr/home' filesystem and all of its user-data contents
> from the disk itself???
 
Using disklabel in itself won't erase any data. Depending on the 
physical location of the partitions on the disk you can use growfs(8)
to enlarge your /usr/home partition. Read the manpage and make backups 
to be sure!

Ruben 

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