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Old 09-10-2003, 03:45 PM   #1
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reiserfs -> ext3


Just upgraded a server from redhat 7.3 to redhat 9. On 7.3 we used reiserfs but now i want to change this to ext3.

Do i only have to edit fstab, or do i need to do more???
 
Old 09-10-2003, 03:57 PM   #2
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mke2fs -j /dev/hdx

But do a backup of that partition as all data will **likely** be gone afterwards

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Old 09-10-2003, 04:01 PM   #3
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Isn't it possible to mount it ext3, and still keep all my current files???
 
Old 09-10-2003, 04:04 PM   #4
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Not that I'm aware of, you need an ext3 filesystem on there in order to mount one And unless you know of a tool (or can locate one, www.freshmeat.net http://sf.net ) that can convert from Reiser to ext3 without data loss, I'm afraid that's ab00t it.

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Nope, once a partition is configured for ReiserFS, it's impossible to change it's Format without losing Data.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 04:19 PM   #6
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ok, than i guess i just have to stay with reiserfs.

Tnx!
 
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reiserfs is very good you know ;)
 
  


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