On Tue, Jun 04, 2002 at 10:18:49PM +0200, Aslak Sommerfelt Skretting wrote: >As far as i can understand a simple: > >tune2fs -j /dev/storage/space Yup. I've done this many times with no problems. > >would create a new journal file, and convert the filesystem to ext3. and a: > >tune2fs -i 0 /dev/storage/space > >would disable the fsck's that occur now and then (and takes an insane amount >of time on a 650gb filesystem), and are no longer necessary since the >filesystem is EXT3. Don't presume that because it's EXT3 that fscks are no longer necessary. Only thing the journal guarantees is that your metadata won't become corrupt (i think journal=data mount option fixes this but will affect performance and not neccessarily badly). If your filesystem has been shutdown cleanly many many times you could still has some loss. A fsck should take care of that. >and then everything would be ok? or is there more that need to be done? take backups. take backups. take backups. take backups. :-) > >Is this a complicated process that i might just as well avoid in order not >to damage my data? Or is this pretty straightforward? It's pretty straight forward. Did I mention to make sure you have backups? Oh and the other concern is that you want to make sure you backup before you get carried away ;-) Can you tell my tape drive has saved my life and my job once or twice ;-) -- Ben Lutgens | http://people.sistina.com/~blutgens/ System Administrator | http://www.sistina.com/ Sistina Software Inc. | "I got a wife and kids too but you don't see me out here stealing Imperial Droids now do ya?"
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