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SubjectRe: reiserfs4
On Aug 07, 2003  03:05 +0200, Vladimir Lazarenko wrote:
> Is there going to be some kind of a converter for new reiserfs version?
> I'm running 2.4.22-rc1 now, with its current reiserfs implementation, and I
> heard many good things about reiserfs v4, would it be possible to convert
> filesystems without data loss?
> It's going to be a major pain if I'll have to back things up and reinitialize
> partitions...

Why do people ever want a "converter"?

If you are converting your current filesystem to an _experimental_
filesystem, wouldn't you want to have a backup in case the new filesystem
had a bug in it?

Considering that such a conversion tool would be used only very rarely,
wouldn't you want to make a backup in case the conversion tool was broken?

The safest conversion is to make a backup with tar or similar, and then
restore it after a formatting the new filesystem.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger

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