May 20 2010

CentOS: Migrating root (and any other) filesystem from ext3 to ext4

Category: Articles,Linux administrationFractalizeR @ 4:52 pm

With the release of CentOS 5.5 ext4 is considered stable in this distribution so I decided to migrate to it. Luckily I started from migrating fresh server with CentOS 5.5 using some instruction I found on the internet. I think I shouldn’t say, that I screwed the whole thing up 😉 After about 6 hours cursing, kicking, and crying I solved the task and figured the correct sequence of actions. The small problem with migrating root partition is that you can’t unmount it BTW.

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