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Old 06-06-2006, 02:33 AM   #1
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disk defragmentation?

In Windows, it is recommended to occasionally run programs like scandisk and the disk defragmenter. Is there no need to do this with the linux native fileseystems? I think I never saw it mentioned anywhere.
Old 06-06-2006, 02:39 AM   #2
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You don't, Linux filesystems don't fragment that much and the fragmentation doesn't get worse over time, as with Windows. Defragging is not needed.
Old 06-06-2006, 03:38 AM   #3
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Thank you very much.


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