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Re: Ext3 vs. ReiserFS

On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 02:22:37PM +0530, Sandip P Deshmukh wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 09:44:02AM +0100, Mat?j Hausenblas wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm using ReiserFS and I've read an article in Linux Magazine (issue october 
> > 2002 but now it's not online yet http://www.linux-mag.com/2002-10/toc.html )  
> > And understood some things.
> > Ext3 is a journaling patch on ext2, so the properties of ext2 could be seen in 
> > it's performance. ReiserFS is about 6 times quicker than ext2 (don't know if 
> > also than ext3) and it's size-recovery are better.
> is there  way in which i can convert my existing ext3 filesystem to
> reiserfs?

Not easily.  You'll have to basically back up and reformat your
partitions to rieser, then copy everything back.

> is there a way to convert it back if i find reiserfs not suitable?

As above.


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