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Author Topic: [ SOLVED ]Defrag for Linux?  (Read 540 times)
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« on: May 10, 2012, 03:52:13 pm »

I know that Vector Linux already has a built-in scandisk-like utility, but does it have, or need to have, a defrag-type utility, and if so, what's it called, and do I need to run it manually?
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 05:38:07 am »

This does not exist in linux, at least not in the way you're thinking.  The defrag utility in windows IMO is only an attempt to make up for the flaws in the filesystem structure.  Linux has several journaled filesystem choices, so the 'fragmentation' does not even happen in the first place.  On non-journaled filesystems, the system runs the checks whenever needed.


So, to answer your question in a nutshell:  No you do not need to run it manually.
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2012, 07:20:28 am »

Thank you. That's all I wanted to know.
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