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Old 10-11-2009, 11:52 AM   #1
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Smile What is a good disk scanner and defrag program for Linux?


And is there a good program like Glary Utilities on Linux? For those of you who don't know what it is look it up on Bing or Google, every windows user should know what it is and how to use it.
 
Old 10-11-2009, 12:05 PM   #2
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For the disk scanner, fsck works. I personally have never used or looked for any kind of defragmenter as I've always believed that it was unnecessary for most 'nix file systems. I think it's more important to be sure that the drives aren't full then to worry about fragmentation.
 
Old 10-11-2009, 12:06 PM   #3
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This is another subject that has been beaten to death. At the bottom of this page, you will find a number of links to scanner and defrag. You can also find recent lively discussions of this subject using the search function.
 
Old 10-11-2009, 02:10 PM   #4
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This is another subject that has been beaten to death. At the bottom of this page, you will find a number of links to scanner and defrag. You can also find recent lively discussions of this subject using the search function.
e2defrag?
 
Old 10-11-2009, 02:47 PM   #5
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The easiest way to defrag a linux file system is to rsync all the files to a different partition, and then rsync them back again:

rsync -rv /home/* /data/
rsync -rv /data/* /home/

defragging is a Windows thing. I have yet to see a linux file system benefit from defragging.
 
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What Quakeboy02 said. Until you've read about and understand the issue you can safely dismiss any mentioning of tools.


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For those of you who don't know what it is look it up
And BTW, no, it doesn't work that way. You ask a question so you provide the nfo.
 
  


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