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Date:      Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:49:26 -0500
From:      Adam Vande More <amvandemore@gmail.com>
To:        "Conrad J. Sabatier" <conrads@cox.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Enabling gjournal without destroying a filesystem?
Message-ID:  <CA+tpaK0x5sqtQB5Hd342VUYYQdkbwp_ANz7JqQcpwimxZCe-7A@mail.gmail.com>
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On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 5:43 PM, Conrad J. Sabatier <conrads@cox.net> wrote:

> Is there any way to enable gjournal on an already existing filesystem
> without destroying it?
>

You can't really(it can be done but requires exception circumstance).  If
you didn't take these steps during initial install you're best off starting
from scratch.  These is a guide on how to use sysinstall to create a system
gjournaled from the start:

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/gjournal-desktop/


>
> I'm assuming there are definite advantages to using gjournal over
> softupdates?
>

There are some positives and negatives to it.  It's importance is decreasing
in FreeBSD 9 as SU+J will be possible.

-- 
Adam Vande More



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