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RE: Subject: defragfs



This company has beta version of ext2/3 defrag tool....looks
promising....would not run it on my computer...

http://www.oo-software.com/en/products/oodlinux/index.html
 
Marcelino

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>[mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Russell Golden
>Sent: Monday, October 17, 2005 8:07 PM
>To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
>Subject: Re: Subject: defragfs
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>When i try using it, it always gives me an error saying 
>something about the filesystem not being JFS. *shrug* not much 
>stuff on my drives besides tons of packages, anwyay.
>i've heard that Red Hat Linux defrags automatically if you're 
>idle for x amount of time. is there any truth to that? it's 
>always discontiguous the same amount every time i boot...
>
>Tom Greaser wrote:
>
>>what filesystem are you using ?
>>quick google says NOT to try and defrag ext3.. tool seems out of date.
>>here is an idea
>>from a post...
>>
>> I've actually looked at this before, and found a few solutions, but 
>>quickly concluded that the programs in question (which had to be run
>>offline) seemed a little too unmaintained and unreliable to 
>test out on 
>>my partition. The best answer I've gotten from anyone so far is that 
>>yes, there is a program that can do this, and that program is tar. =) 
>>Of course, you'd need someplace to back everything up to. 
>Then you can 
>>just untar everything onto a clean partition, possibly with these new 
>>patches in place in the kernel you use during the restore, but since 
>>tar is probably doing this linearly anyway, I doubt it would 
>make much 
>>difference.
>>
>>Long story short, most people I've talked to have never had any 
>>problems with fragmented ext[23] filesystems. Sorry.
>>
>>
>> but if your using JFS
>>
>>http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/pseries/index.jsp?top
>ic=/com.i
>>bm.aix.doc/cmds/aixcmds2/defragfs.htm
>>
>>guessing you need the jfs tools
>>
>>  
>>
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