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Lechium
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:04 am    Post subject: Defraging the hard drive Reply with quote

What would you suggest to use as a defragmentation tool? Search on portage has yelided nothing on defragmentation so I am somewhat lost.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've been told that, at least using reiserfs, you don't need to defrag in linux.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This gets asked every once in a while. Here's a good answer.

In short, keeping enough free space (about 20%) allows the filesystem to defragment itself automagically during use.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

baeksu wrote:
This gets asked every once in a while. Here's a good answer.

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