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Old 10-02-2005, 09:26 PM   #1
chocloman
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format reiserfs partition to ext3 safely


Hello, I would like to know if I can reformat a reiserfs partition to ext3 file system without destroying any data.
Is there any app that can do that for me?.
And just in case I use slackware/Archlinux in my box.
Thanks
 
Old 10-03-2005, 01:56 PM   #2
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format reiserfs partition to ext3 safely

Hello,

You want to format a partitin without data loss ? I think it's not possible !!

In my opinion the only way to do want you want is :
- backup the files on the reiser with something like 'tar' (on a other location !!)
- format the partition
- restore the files

exemple with a 2 partitions HD (/dev/hda1 : reiser to convert -- /dev/hda2 : backup destination)
cd /mnt/hda1
tar cvf /mnt/hda2/my_backup.tar ./*
umount /mnt/hda1
mkfs.ext3 /dev/hda1
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
cd /mnt/hda1
tar xvf /mnt/hda2/my_backup.tar

hope this can help you.
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free_ouyo
 
Old 10-03-2005, 05:14 PM   #3
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Thank you!!, that command is very useful. I'm gonna try it out right now.
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