Friday, August 22, 2014

Unpacking the last ext3 box

Finally converted my last "home" partition to ext4.  The time it takes to tar it all up  (350 GiB) has dropped from 3.5 hours to 70 minutes; a full fsck, from 2.5 minutes to 10 seconds.  Quite happy.

(I was a bit surprised, as these are mostly big files; I expected ext4 to have less of an impact here than with a partition full of little files, scattered all around.  Shows how little I know about this stuff.)

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