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#1 2013-10-05 10:51:21

Greenstuff
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[SOLVED] Converting the var partition filesystem from ReiserFS to ext4

Hi,
I have a system that still uses ReiserFS for its /var partition. It gives me some performence problems which make me want to convert it to the newer ext4. Can it be done without reinstalling the entire system? and if so, how?

Last edited by Greenstuff (2013-10-05 14:01:41)

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#2 2013-10-05 11:36:12

graysky
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Re: [SOLVED] Converting the var partition filesystem from ReiserFS to ext4

Boot to a live environment.
Mount the var partition and copy somewhere or tar it up.
Umount the var partition.
Format the old var partition to ext4.
Mount the newly formatted var partition.
Copy back or untar the archive.
Reboot.

EDIT: Make sure you adjust the fstab in the root partition before you reboot!

Last edited by graysky (2013-10-05 15:14:31)


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#3 2013-10-05 14:01:56

Greenstuff
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Re: [SOLVED] Converting the var partition filesystem from ReiserFS to ext4

Thanks, that did the trick.

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#4 2013-10-05 15:14:45

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Re: [SOLVED] Converting the var partition filesystem from ReiserFS to ext4

YW. Rock on!


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