Below is the file system. its an ftp server and would like to increase root partition.

Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2        29G  5.4G   23G  20% /
tmpfs           3.9G  228K  3.9G   1% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1      1008M  161M  797M  17% /boot
/dev/sda5       880G   62G  773G   8% /home

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The easiest way is to boot from livecd or usb drive and use the gparted.

Look for details here

  • can it be possible without data loss?
    – krishna
    Feb 19, 2018 at 8:57
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    There are good chances for that. But gparted always recommends doing a backup, because it can not give 100% warranty
    – WhiteWind
    Feb 19, 2018 at 9:41
  • Like windows , is there any chance to shrink volume from existing partition?
    – krishna
    Feb 21, 2018 at 9:27
  • Yes, gparted can do that
    – WhiteWind
    Feb 21, 2018 at 11:13

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