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Lisa Muir wrote:
> Just done a quick google to see if I can find a tool for defragmenting
> a disk under linux, but all hits quickly refer to windows.
>> Can anyone recommend such a tool?
Recommend no as Ext2/3 _should_ automatically defrag itself, so I
actually never bothered doing one :)
But Debian does have the 'defrag' package, see below, which indicates
that some people have seen a need for it at a certain point.
Maintainer: Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo at informatik.uni-tuebingen.de>
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.5-1), libncurses5 (>= 5.4-5), file
Description: ext2, minix and xiafs filesystem defragmenter
As a file system is used, data tends to become more and more
scattered across the disk, degrading performance. A disk
defragmenter simply re-organises the data on the disk, so that
individual files occupy a single sequential set of disk blocks,
and all the free space on the disk is collected together in a
single region. This generally means that reading a whole file
is faster, and disk accesses in general are more efficient.
Tag: admin::filesystem, interface::commandline, role::program,
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Comment: Jeroen Massar / http://unfix.org/~jeroen/
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