Topic: How long should it take to add 100 GB to a SLES VM
I have a SLES 10 SP3 VMWare Guest on ESXi that had filled it's 350 GB hard drive. I have used GParted many times on VMs with similar configurations, but smaller disks. It has always gone without issue, so I had no qualms about using it to add 100 GB to this drive. In fact, I had another VM on a different ESXi server that I expanded from 20 GB to 50 at the same time. That took less than 5 minutes.
I started this expansion process at 6:00 AM this morning. It is now 11:20 PM, and it is still running. Since I have never stopped one of these processes, I am afraid to do so now. The data on this drive is very important, and I don't want to increase the risk of loss or damage.
Could it still actually be working? The slider continues to slide back and forth. The details have been displaying the reiserfsck command all day. I plan to let it run through the night in the hopes that it will actually complete successfully. But, I'm getting nervous that is is really not doing anything. Is there any way to tell if it is actually running? Would you expect that it will eventually complete? I would have expected it to post an error if there was a problem.
I look forward to a response.