[CentOS] Disk De-Fraging in Linux
John R Pierce
pierce at hogranch.com
Fri Sep 21 01:38:40 UTC 2007
>> you're in luck cause you don't defrag an ext2/3 partition at all. defrag
>> is for windows file systems. Ext file systems are a different animal
> Why? What's different between NTFS and ext2/3 that defragging is
> needed in one but not the other?
IMHO, defragging is highly overrated in NTFS too. it was the old
FAT/FAT32 file system that suffered from horrible performance when
that said, the best way to defrag a file system is to dump it to
external media, delete then recreate the file system and restore the dump.
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