ext3, or third extended filesystem, is a journaled file system that is commonly used by the Linux kernel. It is the default file system for many popular Linux distributions.

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How can I access EXT3 partitions on Windows 7?

Is there any way I can use ext3 partitions on Windows 7? I have tried to install http://www.fs-driver.org, but it doesn't seems to run on Windows 7.
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Moving 2TB (10 mil files + dirs), what's my bottleneck?

Background I ran out of space on /home/data and need to transfer /home/data/repo to /home/data2. /home/data/repo contains 1M dirs, each of which contain 11 dirs and 10 files. It totals 2TB. ...
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How to mount an encrypted ext3 filesystem under OS X?

I know how to mount an ext3 filesystem in OS X with MacFUSE and fuse-ext2. But how can I mount an encrypted ext3 volume? I have Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" running.
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After deleting lots of large files, free space increases with a large delay

Yesterday, I have deleted 71 GB of files on my home/media server. Free Space before: 117 GB Free space after: 126 GB So, instead of having 71 GB of additional free space, I only had 9 GB. I have ...
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Stuck choosing between ext4 and ext3 for the file system

I was in the process of installing Ubuntu 11.10, but got stuck choosing which file system to use. ext3 and ext4; which is better for a personal desktop? If ext4 is better, will it work well on my ...
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How to read external USB hard drive formatted ext3 from Windows 7?

I had to format a USB hard drive to ext3 to use it with a Linksys nas box. Now I can't read the hd when I unplug it from the nas and plug it directly into my Windows 7 computer. (The computer ...
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Which ext4 features are missing on an upgraded filesystem?

Which ext4 features will be missing on a filesystem upgraded from ext3 to ext4 using the instructions here? The text explains: There are additional ext4 features, such as flex_bg and > 16TB ...
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Free filesystem drivers for ext3 on OS X Leopard

I have an external drive that holds an ext3 partition, which is shared on the network via NFS. Problem is, I can't see this drive on my MacBook after I mount this via Directory Utility. Does anyone ...
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View bad blocks on mounted ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem

I've ran fsck -c on the (unmounted) partition in question a while ago. The process was unattended and results were not stored anywhere (except the bad block inode). Now I'd like to get bad block ...
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ExtX file system on my usb key

if I format my usb key with an extX file system, copy some files on it and then give it to a friend for him to add files or modify existing one on this key, then he is rejected by its own system. ...
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Linux - how to format multiple file systems within one file?

I need to create a disk image with two empty file systems. I have created it using dd if=/dev/zero of=./disk.img bs=1MiB count=1024 Next, I have created 2 primary partitions using fdisk disk.img; ...
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Mount ext3fs in Windows

I'm surprised I couldn't find this question trough the search. What's the easiest/best way to mount an ext3 formatted partition in Windows (7 RC, in this case)?
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Disk fragmentation on Linux

Do I have to de-fragment my ext3 and FAT32 filesystems on Linux? And if yes how?
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How can I get access to EXT2, EX3 and EXT4 partitions on Windows 7?

I tried all programs recommended to mount Linux partitions like EXT2 or EXT3 or even EXT4 but no one can do well on Windows 7 32 bit. I want to access read-write, is there a program that can do this? ...
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When does Linux do SSD garbage collection?

I'm trying to get an understanding of when my computer does garbage collection and frees up previously used blocks on the SSD. Is this a task handled by the OS or the SSD controller? Does this ...
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Resize underlying partitions in mdadm RAID1

I have a home built NAS, and I need to slightly reconfigure some of my drive usage. I have an mdadm RAID1 composed of two 3TB drives. Each drive has one ext3 partition that uses the entire drive. ...
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Does ext3 fragment when run at near-full capacity?

I know that one of the main drawing points for ex3 and other journaling filesystems is that they do not fragment like NTFS and such. I once heard someone say that ext3 actually would fragment when ...
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How to calculate proper amount of inode/block sizes for a linux filesystem

I have an old reiser filesystem which I'm going to convert to Ext3. The problem I have is to determine the proper block- and inode-sizes for this partition. The partition is 44 GB large and has to ...
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How can a linux disk be full, but files total to significanly less?

df reports 16G partition at 100%. du on root reports about 1G in files. Where did all my disk space go?
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Is it possible to convert an ntfs partition to ext3?

Is it possible to convert an ntfs partition to ext3?
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file-name encoding problems

I googled over this topic but couldn't find what I was looking for... the following "happend" to me: I had my files stored on a NTFS-USB Harddisk, because of space problems I moved them to an ext3 ...
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Transferring existing files from ext3 to ZFS (on FreeBSD)

I use an old machine as a file server, for backups, and as a testbed for development. I currently have Debian installed, but I'm very interested in FreeBSD because of ZFS: I really, really like its ...
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Perform bad blocks scan on root partition in Linux

My root partition is formatted as ext3 and I would like to perform a bad blocks scan on it. Normally e2fsck -c -c does this, but you can not run it on a mounted partition. I know it is possible to ...
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How can I format an SD card with a more robust Linux-usable filesystem with a specific cluster size for better write performace?

Goal: microSD card formatted... for best write performance for use only with embedded Linux for better reliability (random power failures may occur) using an 64kB cluster size I'm using an 8GB ...
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About file size and disk usage in ext3

I have several copies of a file. The files take 2390170KiB each, according to ls -lk and du --apparent-size -k. The problem is that du -k reports different sizes for each copy: 2389824, 2392512, ...
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Performance of file operations on thousands of files on NTFS vs HFS, ext3, others

[Crossposted from my Ask HN post. Feel free to close it if the question's too broad for superuser.] This is something I've been curious about for years, but I've never found any good discussions on ...
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Mount an ext3 partition in Windows, inside a Dynamic Disk?

I have a disk which has two partitions, one NTFS and one ext3. I've converted it to a dynamic disk inside Windows. It still can be read fine when booted under Linux (thanks to LDM support in the Linux ...
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How can I mount a single RAID 1 disk/partition as ext3?

I need to copy data from a single HD, which used to be part of a Linux RAID 1. I've googled around, but can't find any clue how to mount partitions from this single HD. Background: The HD comes from ...
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Why does “ls -a” hide some existing directory from the root user?

Today I found something really interesting (at least to me) on one of our test servers: I can change into an existing directory from my actual working directory using a relative path, but that very ...
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Should I use VFAT or ext3 for a 1Tb external usb hard drive?

I have a 1 Tb USB external hard drive which I want to use to backup data from my home and office desktops (both running Linux). Should I format the drive (possibly split into a few partitions) as vfat ...
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Accessing a Linux ext3 partition from Windows 7 x64

I checked the couple other questions on this topic, but the solutions provided are not working in my setup. EDIT Just found out tonight the partition I thought was ext3 is actually ReiserFS The ...
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Calculate minimum ext3 partition size for certain amount of data

These following ext3 partitions contain identical data. As we can see, the larger the partition size, the more space is required for the same files: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available ...
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How to copy the files from my Linux-formatted external drive to Windows?

My Linux machine crashed, but all the files are backed up on a USB-based external drive. Problem is, it's an ext2 file system, so my other machine, which is a Windows XP machine, cannot read it (it ...
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How to extend a Linux ext3 partition?

I have the following partitions on my HDD: I want to extend my Linux partition /dev/sda6 with the unallocated space of ~1GB above it. But when I right click on this partition the option to ...
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Fastest way of copy files from ext3 to ntfs

First, sorry for my bad english :/ I'm right now on a Ubuntu Live CD and need to copy 500GB of several big files (videos) on a ext3 filesystem to an NTFS filesystem (its an emergency backup since de ...
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formatting ext3 to fat32/ntfs on windows 7

In a failed attempt to install Linux Mint on an external hard drive, I damaged the disk. Now, it does not show up in the 'My Computer' folder or in Disk Management. I speculate it might have to do ...
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What partition type is faster for virtualization?

I am running Ubuntu and installed a virtualized Windows XP using Oracle's VirtualBox. I have a good 64GB partition to store the VirtualBox's .vdi hard disk image files. But I would like to know what ...
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Mount ext2/ext3 in Mac OS X Snow Leopard [duplicate]

I'm trying to extract files from an ext3 formatted drive. I have snow leopard. I have tried the Macfuse/macfusion/fuse-ext2 suggestions but suspect my lack of experience is causing a problem. I ...
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Changing max inode count number in ext3 filesystem in Cent OS

Assuming that I use ext3 filesystem in Cent OS: Can I increase the number of Free Inodes in the filesystem? If Yes how? When I run tune2fs -l /dev/sda1 it got these inodes statistics: Filesystem ...
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Is there a way for cygwin to access a Linux (ext3) partition?

I'd like to be able to access a Linux partition through cygwin on Windows. My purpose is to backup data from a Linux server to my home computer running Windows 7. Right now it mostly works, except ...
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How to convert ext3 partition to use encrypted file system without losing data?

My embedded Linux device have 2 partitions: small root partition containing OS big data partition which uses ext3 I want to encrypt the data partition by using an encrypted file system. I don't ...
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How to mount Ext3 drive in Cygwin?

I want to mount and fully operate an Ext3-formatted USB drive in Cygwin under Windows XP. How can I do this?
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Is UDF an ok substitute for ext3?

I'm thinking of doing the UDF thing to share files between windows and linux. Is UDF a viable option for /home Is UDF a viable option for / Can windows XP correctly read sparse files I created in ...
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linux df and OSError: [Errno 28] No space left on device

I've got a weird inconsistency (although I'm probably just missing something quite basic). While running some script that generates small files on my I disk, I constantly get this error: OSError: ...
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Determine which sectors of a hard disk a given file occupies?

Is there a way I can see which sectors of the hard disk a given file occupies? The filesystem is ext3 or ext4 on Linux.
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find amin to retrieve executed php files by apache

So I have a massive legacy app that consists of half a million php files. For a single request, I would like to know which php files are used by apache to respond. I can look at the apache logs, they ...
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Is it possible to reformat an NTFS drive as Ext3 while keeping the data intact?

I have a 2 TB drive with about 900 GB of data on it. I'd like to convert it to ext3. I understand that there is no way to actually do it. So I'd like to try the following: Shrink the 2TB ...
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Convert NTFS to EXT3?

I have 1TB external HDD, the file system is NTFS and i need to convert it to Ext3. My operating system is Ubuntu 10.10 is there anyway to do so without losing my data?? Thanks for your help
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External USB harddrive going unresponsive after a few hours of use

I mount my Seagate FreeAgent Pro external harddrive to my Fedora box via USB. I use it as storage for my backups. Recently, it's been giving me some problems. I attempted to contact Seagate and they ...
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Determining if Linux partition is ext2 or ext3 without /etc/fstab info

How do I determine if a partition is ext2 or ext3 if I no longer have a copy of /etc/fstab ? Here is what I get out of dumpe2fs. I suspect that there is some info here that is relevant. I am guessing ...