Topic: Expanding FreeBSD partitions ?
Stupid question, since I can already guess what the answer is...
I have a 1TB drive that I use for making backups that's currently partitioned (using GPT) into about 7 partitions... six little ones followed one big one, in that order. All of the partitions are formatted as FreeBSD UFS partitions with SoftUpdates and Journaling enabled (although I guess that I can turn these features off on a per-partition basis, if necessary, before proceeding). What I want to do is to use gparted to just delete the first six partitions and then expand that final seventh partition so that it will end up using all available space on the whole drive. So the question is: Can I do this successfully using gparted? Can gparted both move the start of, and expand, an existing FreeBSD UFS partition, while preserving all of the existing directories, files, etc.?
If it can't, no big deal. It just means that I'll have to totally de-partition the drive create the one big partition I want to end up with fresh, and then spend several hours re-backing-up all of the data in the one big partition.
My guess is that somebody is just going to tell me "Sure! Gparted can do that!" But I'm just worried that some small and subtle thing will go awry.