View Full Version : [ubuntu] Anything like defrag.

November 12th, 2008, 04:10 AM
Hi is there any program that will tune up the hard disk similar to the de-fragmentation tool for the FAT drives.

November 12th, 2008, 04:11 AM
Ubuntu doesnt need defragging as the ext3 filesystem fragments very little in comparison to fat32 and NTFS.
If you are having bootup issues could you explain them so we can help?

November 12th, 2008, 04:14 AM
I think there are tools out there but the location eludes me at the moment.
Common wisdom is that there isn't the same need with the ext2 & ext3 file systems used by *ubuntu.
The article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defrag mentions a couple of utilities.

November 12th, 2008, 04:15 AM
Why doesn't Linux need defragmenting? (http://geekblog.oneandoneis2.org/index.php/2006/08/17/why_doesn_t_linux_need_defragmenting)

November 12th, 2008, 04:32 AM
Yeah, defragging isn't really an issue with Linux OSes in general. There's a program called "fslint" that goes through your system and cleans up broken links, etc. That's the closest thing to a Linux defragger I can think of. I've never used it, but I imagine you'd have to be fairly confident that your not wiping any important files.

November 12th, 2008, 04:34 AM
There are a number of defrag threads in the Recurring Discussions forum. Here's one: