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migrating from ext4 to vxfs with little downtime

Created: 10 Jun 2013 • Updated: 11 Jun 2013 | 2 comments
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Hi Symantec world

I was wondering is there  way i can migrate data from ext4 to vxfs,

Thanks,

Mig31

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You can convert ext2 and ext3 to vxfs, but I don't think you can convert ext4 - see vxfsconvert man page for 6.0.1 https://sort.symantec.com/public/documents/sfha/6.0.1/linux/manualpages/html/man/file_system/html/man1m/vxfsconvert.1m.html which says:

The vxfsconvert utility converts an ext2 or ext3 file system to a Veritas File System with disk layout Version 9. The conversion must be done on a Linux system. Conversion of all ext2 and ext3 file system block sizes is supported.

The SF Admin guide for 6.0.2 also says it converts ext2 and ext3 (does not mention ext4) and there is nothing in the 6.0.3 release notes to say ext4 is supported.

In terms of migrating ext2 or ext3 with little downtime the man page says:

The vxfsconvert utility takes approximately 4 to 5 times longer than running file system-specific fsck on ext2.

Mike

UK Symantec Consultant in VCS, GCO, SF, VVR, VxAT on Solaris, AIX, HP-ux, Linux & Windows

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