Ask Your Question
0

is there a way to transform an xfs partiton into an ext4 partition?

asked 2017-08-31 15:57:47 -0500

toddandmargo gravatar image

That is no so excruciatingly SSSSSLLLLLOOOOOWWWW!!!!

I tested fstransform on an EMPTY drive and it is still going at it 45 minutes later.

15:38:50 fsremap: starting in-place remapping. this may take a LONG time ...
15:38:53 fsremap: progress: 6.3% done,   1.0 gigabytes still to relocate
15:39:23 fsremap: clearing 1.82 terabytes free-space from device ...

Yikes !!!!

And if I convert the /boot drive, do I only have to edit grub.cfg and change xfs to ext4?

Many thanks, -T

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted
0

answered 2017-09-01 09:37:01 -0500

tim8723 gravatar image

I would just backup the contents of the xfs by whatever means (rsync, tar, or even cp -ar), repartition the drive, create a new ext4, and copy the data back. Of course, after step 1, you would have to work from a bootable USB or something.

edit flag offensive delete link more

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

Question Tools

Stats

Asked: 2017-08-31 15:57:47 -0500

Seen: 599 times

Last updated: Sep 01 '17