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Old 10-27-2003, 02:17 AM   #1
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Defrag


Hi,
I know in Windows you have to defrag the HDD on a regular basis otherwise your system become slow. Do the same scenario exist in Linux?

The reason for my question is, we installed RH9 a couple of months ago as fileserver (No GUI).
The system was fairly fast, running on a PIII 500MHz with 256MB ram and two 80 gig 7200rpm HDD's. But over time it seems like the system is slowing down. HDD usage space has increased by a mere 5 gig over this time.

Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 02:26 AM   #2
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Hi!
What I know is that you don't need to defrag the linux file system if you have a linux file system (ext2 or ext3). Maybe you installed your system in a fat partition or anything else, then I don't know, but I supposse you'd have to defrag.
I read that one of the strongest points of ext file systems (compared with the ones windows uses) is exactly that you don't need to defrag to get the system optimized.

So tell what is the filesystem you're using...

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Old 10-27-2003, 02:28 AM   #3
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Hi,
I am using ext3.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 02:45 AM   #4
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OK, I found a couple of threads after posting my question.

I did do a search first on "defrag" which came up with a lot of threads which have nothing to do with defrag.

My question has been answered.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=93224
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=66205
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=55710
 
Old 10-27-2003, 03:42 AM   #5
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I'm just curious... what about the 5GB? Do you know why you have 5GB less than 2 months ago, and why your system is slowing down?
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