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    Converting Root to XFS How-To
    Contributed by Anonymous on Thursday, September 06 @ 07:39:25 BST

    With all the talk of journaling filesystems, I thought I'd write up a how-to.

    DanielS: Elite. XFS good. (IMHO). Credit where credit's due, this one's from TeknoSpy.

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    Re: Converting Root to XFS How-To (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, September 06 @ 09:04:22 BST

    I converted few of my filesystems to XFS few weeks ago, and I am having strange effects on machine

    with root on xfs - there are /errsSTHSTH files apearing after every reboot.

    Only on / however, there is nothing on /var, /home

    and there is nothing like that on machines with non-root filesystems converted.

    Anyone noticed anything similiar?

    Besides that, XFS is great, pity I couldn't get grub running from xfs when I was converting, but /boot partition it forced me to create doesen't bother me that much.

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    Re: Converting Root to XFS How-To, notes on article (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, September 06 @ 09:13:22 BST

    This article is not debian-specific enough;)

    IE - there's no need to download xfsprogs tarball

    as relatively current is already in debian as ( surprise ) "xfsprogs" and "xfsdump".

    And since xfs on linux is still a moving target

    I'd recommend using cvs version of xfs-enabled kernel ( aspecially since linux 2.4.x is still far from perfect and you would wan't the newest one if at all )

    SGI provides cvsup access to their repository, so one needs only cvsup xfs.repository into .. say /var/cvs/linux and then cvs co linux from your disk.

    It would be also nice to present people such transformation using dump and xfsrestore. ( ie - we boot with bootdisk, dump / using dump to some place /like network/, mkfs.xfs on / and then restore it using xfsrestore.

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    Re: Converting Root to XFS How-To (Score: 1)
    by regeya on Friday, September 07 @ 04:46:49 BST
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    Here's a summary of my recent move to a journaling filesystem:

    tune2fs -j /dev/hda6
    tune2fs -j /dev/hda7

    and, of course, use a kernel with ext3 support, as well as editing /etc/fstab so that /dev/hda[6-7] are mounted as ext3.

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