[CentOS] What's the best way to convert a whole set of filesystems?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 20:02:47 UTC 2007

Mark Hull-Richter wrote:
>> the only major distribution that really supports reiser natively is
> SuSE
> I can live with that.  I've heard unkind words about ext3, but so far no
> problems....

Use ext3 unless you know something else is better for your purpose.  If 
you are creating/deleting new files by the thousands all the time it 
might be worth thinking about resiserfs.

>> frankly, I'd build a new computer, install Linux on it, then copy the
>> files across the network.   when done, recycle the old computer for
>> parts, or sell it intact as is (its probably worth more as a working
>> system than as parts).
> (sigh) now you're talking money - it would cost me an extra $300-500 to
> do that, and I've already strained my budget and my credit to do the
> $400 for the upgrade.  On the positive side, I've done this many times -
> been building and upgrading home machines since 1984, and I'm pretty
> good at that.  This is the first time I'll be switching from an M$ OS to
> a real one.  :-)

I'd compromise and get a new drive big enough to hold everything.  You 
need a backup anyway.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com

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