Basically I need /dev/sda7 to become about 1.3TB and /dev/sda1 to be around 100GB to be safe, the reason for this is from what I can tell, HyperVM is storing the OS templates in /dev/sda1 but after the install I can fit maximum 2 templates on the server, and dont see an option to change where they are stored (maybe creating a link to them would work?)
I am currently using CentOS 5 x32 on this particular server but have another 4 on x64 with the same specs...
Hypervm stores templates and OpenVZ VEs in folder /vz. You can move the /vz folder away to your /home directory like this:
mv /vz /home/vz
ln -s /home/vz /vz
There's then no need to resize anything since /home has over 1TB of free disk space and that's where you templates / VEs are going to be stored. Plus you can't shrink an ext3 filesystem without possible data loss anyway.
yeah thank you that seems to work fine, thanks a lot (i assumed a link would work but didnt want to risk having to reload the server )
another quick question which is a long shot but worth a go
Is it possible to setup LVM via SSH, LVM is another thing I myself am unfamiliar with but I would like to try out Windows VPS's but 1and1 seem to be ignoring my requests (and all other emails for that matter)
Yes, you can. You can only offer Windows VPS with Xen (+ hypervm if you need it). And you can only run Xen and Hypervm if you have LVM up and running. And yes, it's possible via SSH. What do you currently have on /home? Any live customers yet?
Let me know if you need a hand with the switch over to LVM.