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Date:      Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:49:26 -0500
From:      Adam Vande More <>
To:        "Conrad J. Sabatier" <>
Subject:   Re: Enabling gjournal without destroying a filesystem?
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On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 5:43 PM, Conrad J. Sabatier <> 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:

> 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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