Transform a filesystem with FStransform

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Transform a filesystem with FStransform

Postby bester69 » 2019-01-17 07:09

Hi,

Do you know anything about this software, would considere it a good/trusted one?
https://fedoramagazine.org/transform-fi ... -in-linux/


I have some ntfs partitions I thinking of transform into btrfs ones.



Thanks. :o
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Re: Transform a filesystem with FStransform

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-01-17 07:43

I have no experience with that particular tool but I lost my first Arch Linux system to a botched ext4 → btrfs conversion so I wouldn't personally recommend it.

Just backup your data, reformat the device then restore the backup. It's the only way to be sure.
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Re: Transform a filesystem with FStransform

Postby bester69 » 2019-01-17 11:38

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:I have no experience with that particular tool but I lost my first Arch Linux system to a botched ext4 → btrfs conversion so I wouldn't personally recommend it.

Just backup your data, reformat the device then restore the backup. It's the only way to be sure.

Hi Head,

I tested it with a test small ntfs partition, and there wasnt any trouble.. I dont have enought free space in my laptop for making a backup apart, So I think I will take that risk.. :? ..
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Re: Transform a filesystem with FStransform

Postby bester69 » 2019-01-17 14:05

Ok, I did it with success, thought It took to convert it around 1' and 50'', just 20Gbytes or so. It's a nice tool if you're in a hurry.
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Re: Transform a filesystem with FStransform

Postby bester69 » 2019-01-19 13:51

Ive got another one partition done, ntfs to btrfs with success..

Nice tool. :o
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