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    SubjectRe: reiserfs4
    Tomas Szepe wrote:

    >>[green@namesys.com]
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>>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.
    >>http://tzukanov.narod.ru/convertfs/
    >>
    >>
    >
    >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.
    >
    >
    >
    Are you sure that vmware does not affect the result?

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    Hans


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