Re: Disk Defragmentatio
On (08/05/06 14:52), IraqiGeek wrote:
> On Monday, May 08, 2006 4:13 PM GMT,
> Arafangion <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >IraqiGeek wrote:
> >>Hi all,
> >>I want to defragment my debian partition (the entire system is
> >>installed in one partition). Googling around, I found references to
> >>the unstable and oldstable defrag packages, however, when searching
> >>through aptitude, and through apt-cache I couldn't find any packages
> >>that can do this. BTW, I am running debian etch.
> >The first question is why do you want to defragment it? In the long
> >run, it won't make much difference, and Linux distros fragment much
> >less than windows does (Unless MS has improved in that regard).
> I know that, but I'm running a pair of debian etch boxes over vmware, and
> the disk images have grown to almost tripple the size of the actual
> installation. I want to reclaim the 3+ GBs on the partition (I'm running a
> bit short on disk space), and in order for the vmware utility to compact
> the image, I need to defrag the filesystem first.
You could try copying or rsync'ing the files to another file system,
erase them from the original location and then copy them back.
...strategies for business