From:   Felix Miata <>
Date:   Wed, 19 Dec 2012 23:36:42 -0500
> Why do you think a partitioning tool would "damage" a table? 

Isn't the most common source of a failure, a bug.  

> No FDISK I've 
> ever used will ignore existing partitions. To alter existing partitions 
> requires you to direct it delete first, then create anew. To create new from 
> freespace does not require it do anything to what's already there.

I've never had FDISK break anything either but this is unfamiliar 
territory and there can always be a first time.  Thanks for the 

> The only catch ...

I was afraid there might be.  =8~)

> ... as long as that tool conforms to common conventions.

All too often, conventions are broken by ignorance or sloppyness 
or just by a simple blunder.

Regards,            ... Peter E.

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