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Old 02-23-2003, 04:30 AM   #1
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harddisk maintainance


Do we have any utilities for doing hard-disk maintainence like defrag and ,checking and marking bad blocks in Linux?
 
Old 02-23-2003, 05:57 AM   #2
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don't need to defrag (search this siet for other people asking) and fsck will check bad blocks etc.
 
Old 02-23-2003, 11:24 AM   #3
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if you have very heavy disk usage, a defrag may be useful. But in linux that translates to copy/ghost/etc. HD, format HD, and put everything back - when its rewritten it will put everything back where it belongs.

NOTE: this for really heavy disk usage (a production database, or something). Otherwise its a hassle and pointless.
 
  


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