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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jcallery, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. jcallery

    jcallery Well-Known Member

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    Hello,
    Is there such thing as to "defragment" a Linux box as one would do on a Windows machine?

    Thank you!
     
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    ntwaddel Well-Known Member

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    not really. you dont have to defrag ext2/ext3
     
  3. haze

    haze Well-Known Member

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    There is no need to defragement an ext3 file system thanks to its journaling system. The partiton may fragment, however it is quite normal on an ext3 system for this to happen and it actually aids in the retrieval of data and is not a bad thing. Linux file systems handle the data in a way thats totally different from NTFS and FAT32. That said, there are defrag tools out there for linux, but use with caution.

    For instance:
    http://freshmeat.net/projects/defrag/
     
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