Migrating to Ext 4

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Riverrun, Dec 27, 2008.

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  1. Riverrun

    Riverrun Registered Member

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    How difficult would it be to move to extension 3 and what are the advantages?
    Would it require the compilation of a new kernel in Ibex?
    I don't have a discrete home partition just these three: sda1, sda2 and sda5.
     
  2. Riverrun

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    I guess that it couldn't be accomplished on a mounted drive so that would mean using the Live CD?
     
  3. Arup

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    Try it on unpartitioned space and it should work out.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

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    I don't think as a user you'll see any major differences. Might wanna read this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_systems

    Bear in mind that ext4 is a young filesystem, so I recommend you thoroughly test on non-mission-critical systems before fully committing.

    The underlying filesystem does not dictate the kernel behavior, but it can affect performance, stability and data corruption/recovery. For most home users, any journaled filesystem will give similar results.

    Mrk
     
  5. Riverrun

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    I'll try it out on an external first.
     
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    That's good advise. I'll try it on a non-critical partition on an external first and will probably wait until Ubuntu or another of the leading Distros adopt it before using it on my production machine.
     
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