Topic: [closed] Speeding up partition moves by shrink / move / expand
Thank you for this wonderfull application and the live CD. Some days ago I used it to move a nearly empty partiton. As it was already running (mostly moving empty sectors) I had time to think about a simple speed up I should have done by hand:
1) Shrink the partition to minimum size
2) Move this small partition (No empty sectors copied around!)
3) Expand to planned size
I suggest that parted should ask to execute these three steps instead of the direct move if a partition is less than 80% full. In these cases the time for additional steps (e. g. resize2fs and fschk) should be lower than moving a lot of empty sectors. The current dialog provides all required information (final start for step 2, final end for step 3).
As the suggested feature uses established functionality it should be simple to implement. Basically it is just a GUI thing. I'm not holding my breath for this "nice to have" functionality.