I'm using my main office server as a "poor man's Time Capsule" with Time Machine to back up my Mac OS X boxes. It works fine but I've just built a nicer/faster/bigger server so I wanted to extend the volume that my iMac is backing up onto.
With Disk Utility, you can easily grow the sparsebundle that is providing the underlying disk image, but so far I don't seem to be able to grow the size of the Volume that is stored on said sparse bundle. For the record, the file system used is HFS+J.
Is there a way to grow the volume or am I basically stuck with recreating the Sparse Bundle and starting anew?
To clarify: I've got one sparsebundle that the iMac is backing up to via Time Machine. The sparsebundle resides on a Samba server that my Macs recognise as a backup volume via the usual well publicised hack. This sparsebundle used to be 139GB in size and I've extended the size of the bundle/image to 270GB using Disk Utility. So far, so good.
However, when I mount the image, I get the volume contained therein, which is still showing its original size of 139GB. Now it looks like Disk Utility should have been able to extend both the size of the sparsebundle and the volume stored therein, but I haven't had any success in that.