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Re: Moving from 32bit F9 to 64bit F10: FS



On Fri, 2008-11-28 at 16:23 -0700, Christopher A. Williams wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-11-28 at 14:41 -0700, Aly Dharshi wrote:
> > Hello Folks,
> > 
> > 	I usually re-install my linux box when a new version of Fedora comes 
> > out. This time I want to move from 32bit F9 to 64bit F10, can I leave 
> > the ext3 filesystems as they are or do I need to move my data away and 
> > re-create them ? Thanks for you answers and thoughts.
> 
> Just my opinion, but given the feedback on F9 -> F10 upgrades _and_ that
> you want to move to 64-bit, I would highly recommend backing up your
> data, re-formatting, loading from scratch, and then restoring what you
> want to keep.
> 
> It will take a little longer, but will probably save you a good deal of
> pain...

He's asking about data, not apps. While it is generally a good idea to
backup your data before updating, there is no *additional* reason to do
so just because you're changing from 32-bit to 64-bit. Nothing in the
on-disk filesystem structures depends on this.

poc


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