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Old 07-26-2006, 08:54 AM   #1
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Question Disk defragment on linux???


Hello, I've this question: is there such thing as disk defragment on linux and if there is such proccess that's needed to be done , with what programm can I do it?
Thank you for reading this message... *8 )
 
Old 07-26-2006, 09:09 AM   #2
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Cool Don't worry about that...

Hello.

I don't think you should defragment your ReiserFS or ext3 partition, since they don't work like FAT32 or NTFS (Windows). They just won't let your data to become fragmented. Thats why ReiserFS is one of the most powerful filesystems ever. So, don't worry about defragmentation, Linux is not the OS where you need to be nervous about such things. Enjoy Linux!
 
Old 07-26-2006, 09:24 AM   #3
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I found something on a german site, I try to translate.

When you go to Windows and want to save data, the chief of the HDD tells you:
Simply start at the first free sectors of the HDD, if there is something in your way, just jump it over an continue on another place.

If you than say, that this sooner or later will end in caos, than he says:
Every weekend we contract a few tecnicians to clean it up, customer pays.

When you go to Linux, the HDD organizer will ask you:
How big is your data? And than tells you where it fits in one piece, if there is a place. Or he tells you the biggest possible parts, if it not fit in one piece.

More or less like this. What's more intelligent???
 
Old 07-26-2006, 09:50 AM   #4
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Hello Sören!

Where did you find this nice little "poem"? This is very good and funny. I think someone should collect such "poems" and put them to a website, which can be found easily by Win users .
 
Old 07-26-2006, 09:56 AM   #5
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Maybe my translation is not so perfect.

I'm glad someone liked it.

The site is in german:

http://www.linuxfaq.de/f/cache/42.html

Maybe the translation is not so perfect.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 10:03 AM   #6
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Something like:

www.poems.for.newbies.com

or

www.why.to.change.to.linux.poems.com

Also, there are some very good signatures.

Yes
Maybe this would be a good, normally-I-should-work-now-voting-thread.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 10:12 AM   #7
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Thumbs up The translation is good...

Dear Sören.

I think your translation is OK. I read it too, and I don't think I could transalte it in a better way. So, don't worry about it. Its perfect.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 10:25 AM   #8
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Thanx guys andd by the way ...nice poem
 
Old 07-26-2006, 10:25 AM   #9
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The urls..

Dear Sören.

Your suggestions are good, (www.poems.for.newbies.com www.why.to.change.to.linux.poems.com) but too long. You know, those "Windows" guys don't use consoles, so they are lazy to type. They only love clicking. This is "The Windows Style". We need a short, easy to remember, and explicit url. Some kind of SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) or TWAIN (Technology Without Any Important Name) or Yast (Yet Another Setup Tool) style name. Its hard to guess, but this is the Linux style naming.

Last edited by pusrob; 07-26-2006 at 10:28 AM.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 11:50 AM   #10
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Talking Better Sites

OK
so let there be:
www.pfnol.org (poems for s on Linux)
www.wtctlp.org (like befor)

I think .ORG is better

 
Old 07-26-2006, 11:51 AM   #11
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AAAHHH,
now I know why Linux-sites most are .ORG

Because Linux is more organized!!!!!
 
Old 07-26-2006, 12:50 PM   #12
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Back to the OP.. While ext3 and resierfs file systems don't fragment as quickly as a ntfs partition (I had to defrag my windows partiton about every 2 weeks, I do a lot with large files...). My NTFS partition was about 10% fragmented every other week. My ReiserFS partition was about 2% or 3% after a year.

Linux partitions DO fragment, but just at such a slow rate it really isn't of the utmost importance.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 01:52 PM   #13
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Fragment Check

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeusExLinux
Back to the OP.. While ext3 and resierfs file systems don't fragment as quickly as a ntfs partition (I had to defrag my windows partiton about every 2 weeks, I do a lot with large files...). My NTFS partition was about 10% fragmented every other week. My ReiserFS partition was about 2% or 3% after a year.

Linux partitions DO fragment, but just at such a slow rate it really isn't of the utmost importance.
What comand is to use to see the fragments in a partition (does it has to be unmounted)?
 
  


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