This paper gives the steps needed to move the MachTen or CodeBuilder system into a larger fast File System (FFS) without creating a large tar image in the process. Once the new FFS is created, a tar process will pipe all files to an untar process working on the larger FFS.
In step 1 a new, larger FFS is created. Step 2 mounts this new FFS in a safe area (/mnt). Step 3 creates a list of directories that should be excluded from the tar process. Volumes that may cause problems are un-mounted in step 4. Step 5 is the tar-untar process. In step 6 the old, smaller FFS is renamed on the Mac side and the new one is gives it's name. Step 7 removed the old FFS from your volume, freeing up the disk space.
Note: If you have MachTen instead of Codebuilder, substitute MachTen and the appropriate version number for the occurances of CodeBuilder.
newfsf -s <size> <path>/<newFFSName> <size> = 1024 x 2 x (size in MB of new FFS) eg. for 180 MB FFS 1024 x 2 x 180 = 368640 <path> where the FFS will be created. In the CB folder is the best place eg. //"CodeBuilder v1.1" would be the
for CodeBuilder 1.1. <newFFSName> = name of FFS as seen from the Mac
mount -t ffs <path>/<newFFSName> <mountPoint> <path> where the FFS was created in step 1 eg. //"CodeBuilder v1.1" would be the <path> for CB 1.1. <newFFSName> = name of FFS as seen from the Mac <mountPoint> = where CB will mount the new FFS eg. /mnt is recommended
cd /hfs vi except_list add the following lines to this new file: CodeBuilder_Folder/* mnt/* bootvol/* hfs/* volume/*
mount Only the following mounts sould remain: o //CodeBuilder v1.0/CodeBuilder_FFS on / (local) o <CBVol> on // (local, NFS exported) where
is the Mac volume that CodeBuilder is installed o <MacBootVol> on /bootvol (local) where <MacBootVol> is the Mac volume that contains the System Folder o //CodeBuilder v1.0/newffs on /mnt (local) this is the new ffs you just created in step 1 and mounted in step 2 All other volumes are to be unmounted using: umount <VolName> eg: umount /"CodeBuilder v1.0"/X11R6_FFS if you have X11R6 mounted
cd / tar -X /hfs/except_list -cf - . | (cd /mnt; tar xvfp -) After a long time, the prompt will return and the process will be complete
Quit CodeBuilder Rename the CodeBuilder_FFS to CodeBuilder_FFSOLD Rename the
to CodeBuilder_FFS Start CodeBuilder
When you are sure that everything was transfered to the new FFS, drag CodeBuilder_FFSOLD to the trash and empty.