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Re: Reg: Porting UFS/VxFs to ext2 (fwd)



Perhaps an ignorant question, but can I ask why are you selecting ext2
instead of a journalled solution? I would think that an fsck on several
terabytes would take "a very long time".


On Thu, 2002-11-14 at 08:48, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 07:14:39PM +0530, SRIKANTH CHOWDARY M. K. G wrote:
>  
> >  Thanks a lot for ur patient replies. Sir, the problem is that the person
> > does not want to spend time taking backing and then restoring on another
> > disk. He wants some kind of a tool which will make the ondisk UFS/VXFS
> > structure to that of an ext2 structure!
> > 
> >  Sir, if it is not feasible, I will have to give him strong reasons for
> > the same. What are the practical difficulties in developing such a tool?
> 
> You would spend longer writing and testing the tool than doing the
> backup, reformat and restore.  I mean, would you seriously considering
> running an unproven format conversion tool on several TB of data
> without a tape backup in any case?  Given that you _need_ backups,
> that sounds like the only sane way to go.
> 
> --Stephen
> 
> 
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