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Old 07-14-2004, 11:23 AM   #1
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ext2 to ext3 (or reiserfs) ?


Hi everyone,

i'm doing a kernel upgrade, and my current filesystem is ext2, and i would like to use ext3 filesystem. Is it possible, without loosing any data?

Do you go for ext3 or reiserfs?

Spec: Debian 3.0r2, kernel 2.2.20. Going to upgrade to 2.6.7 kernel.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 11:26 AM   #2
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Which Linux flavor are you using?

I know in Mandrake one can add a kernel with URPMI then choose it at boot time.
If there's a problem reboot and choose your old kernel.

gd
 
Old 07-14-2004, 11:29 AM   #3
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godsdog, did you read his post?..



Rav3n, yes you can update to ext3 without any data loss.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 11:34 AM   #4
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Oops. My bad!
I responded to the kernel upgrade part.

Incidentally, reiserfs is a fairly new file system ext3 may be safer.

Last edited by godsdog; 07-14-2004 at 11:36 AM.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 12:53 PM   #5
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I read that reiserfs was faster... can you confirm that ?
 
Old 07-14-2004, 12:55 PM   #6
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Yes, it is a bit faster according to some benchmarks I've seen.

But be informed that I never tested the conversion from ext2 to reiserfs (if it can be done.)
 
  


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