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    Default How to move 13.1 to a new file system

    Hi all!

    I always was happy with the ReiserFS as file system, because it always served me well.

    Prior to the installation of openSUSE (oS) 13.1, using GParted I formatted the partitions that were be used for the installation of 13.1 with ReiserFS, and I afterwards installed openSUSE 13.1 on these.

    All worked fine, and oS 13.1 runs fine.

    Now I read that there isn't any tool to defragment ReiserFS partitions. But to defragment, that's just what I may want to do one day.

    So I would like to move to another filesystem now.

    I do have spare partitions on that hard disc, that can be used for a temporary backup. So my idea was to backing up everything,
    re-format the ReiserFS partitions, and copy the files back in place.

    But copying all with e.g. `cp', or dolphin (from KDE), is that sufficient? Can that work?

    Thanks Mike

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    Default Re: How to move 13.1 to a new file system

    One of ReiserFS's supposed strengths is that it has even less need for defragmentation than Ext; unless you are using some highly mission critical application, it is unlikely that you will ever have to defragment. I have never done so using ReiserFS or Ext.

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    Default Re: How to move 13.1 to a new file system

    On 2014-05-16 22:06, ratzi wrote:

    > Now I read that there isn't any tool to defragment ReiserFS partitions.


    So?

    > But to defragment, that's just what I may want to do one day.


    Why would you want to defragment a reiserfs partition? Or any Linux
    filesystem, for that matter?

    Why would a bald person need a comb?


    Please remember that Linux is not Windows. We do not need defragmenters.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.

    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" (Minas Tirith))

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