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SubjectRe: reiserfs4
> []
> > >Why do people ever want a "converter"?
> > That's been discussed before.
> > Because people don't have the resources (hard disk space, tape drives,
> > money) to backup their data, and might still be interested in testing a
> > new filesystem. They might be willing to take a risk with the new fs
> > and converter. Amazing as it may sound, people do that. I am such a
> > tester, and I'd find a converter to be a useful tool. But since the
> > previous discussion on the subject concluded it'd be really hard to
> > impossible to write one, I guess I'll have to settle for new hard drive(s).
> This is no longer true.
> There is sort of "universal" fs convertor for linux that can convert almost
> any fs to almost any other fs.
> The only requirement seems to be that both fs types should have read/write support in Linux.

I'm afraid I cannot recommend using this tool.

A test conversion from reiserfs to ext3 (inside a vmware machine)
screwed up the data real horrorshow: directory structure seems
ok but file contents are apparently shifted.

Tomas Szepe <>
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