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Defragmentation on Linux file system

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'chris'
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Defragmentation on Linux file system

hi

What about defragmentation on Linux?
It seems ext3 and most other opensource file systems don't need defragmenting and defragments itself on the fly.
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Ivan Ferreira
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Re: Defragmentation on Linux file system

Kranti Mahmud
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Re: Defragmentation on Linux file system

Hi Chris,

Check the belowlinks:

http://polishlinux.org/apps/cli/defragmentation-of-linux-filesystems/

http://www.linux.com/feature/32002

Rgds-Kranti
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avizen9
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Defragmentation on Linux file system

Shalom,

Frankly, I've never had the need to do this. ext3 is superior to NTFS and does not fragment.

But if you must defragment and want the small boost you get, you can always periodically back up, recreate the filesystem and restore.

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loco_vikide
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Re: Defragmentation on Linux file system

Check out features of ext4 which include file system online defragmentation.
http://www.linux-mag.com/cache/7271/1.html