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Questions tagged [ext3]

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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Is it required to manually run e2fsck at regular intervals?

Is it required to manually run the e2fsck (used to check a Linux ext2/ext3/ext4 file system) at regular intervals, an if so, how often should I run it? Or can I rely on a present S.M.A.R.T. (Self-...
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I have 30 hard drives of which 12 are Linux. How do I give them drive letters? I also have about 3 usb that need drive letters as well

I used to have 2 main workstations. Windows and Linux - Ubuntu for the Linux. Between the two of them, I had more than 30 hard drives in 2 NAS boxes operating on a JBOD basis and each workstation ...
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Accessing a LUKS encrypted ext4 HDD from Windows 10

I have a LUKS encrypted external hard-drive with ext4 filesystem and I recently started using Windows 10 as my main OS. I tried to gain access to this external HDD from Win10 via various applications (...
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Is there a way to make ext-filesystems use less space for themselves in Linux?

I have a bunch of external and internal HDDs that I use on a Linux system. I only have Linux systems, so using a Linux file-system would only make sense, right? However I'm currently using NTFS ...
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How to calculate the file system (and file size) limits of a ext3-formatted disk?

I'm having a hard time trying to figure out the answer for this question. I did search a bunch of sources, but with no avail. This is the well-known table for file system limits of a ext3 partition/...
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Why do directory trees use less space on ext4 filesystem than ext3?

I got a new external disk to replace an older one that has shown signs of trouble. I used rsync to copy the contents of the old disk to the new one. To check if the copying had worked properly, I've ...
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Resize Partition and Filesystem Within Disk Image

I have a RAW disk image which has two partitions, with an ext2 and ext3 filesystem respectively. I want to add a gigabyte to the size of the latter partition, and resize its filesystem. How can I do ...
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Do ext3/4 file systems accumulate errors naturally (as reported by fsck)?

I run a number of CentOS 6 64bit servers with ext3/ext4 file systems. As far as I can tell, none of them have been shutdown improperly, but all of them have accumulated some file system errors that ...
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Recover/undelete files from a mounted partition (ext3)

I accidentally deleted an important file from a Linux system that I'd really want to recover. The main problem is that machine is a critical system that cannot be shut down nor can the relevant ...
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Data copied from NTFS drive to ext3 drive disappears upon reboot in Windows 7

I am trying to copy 500+ GB's of data from an NTFS formatted HDD to a ext3 formatted one. I am doing so from within Windows 7 Pro 64. At first I was using Ext2 Volume Manager to mount the ext3 drive. ...
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Does ext3 filesystem allow to extend partition when mounted?

I read that ext3 filesystem can be extended "online". Does ext3 allow to extend a mounted partition? I found this strange question on a test.
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Can ext2fsd be used to turn a volume as NTFS?

I have a ext4 formatted hard drive. Could I plug it into my Windows system using ext2fsd, and turn it into NTFS using the following steps? Plug ext4 formatted drive into Windows using ext2fsd. ...
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Mounting a Partitioned Image

I'm having a bit of difficulty mounting some .img files that I myself didn't create (I've been able to mount ones I've created just fine). This is what parted shows me for one particular file: (...
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Determining HDD file format?

I took the working IDE system drive out of an old Mac G3 system and I'd like to read its files on a Windows 10 OS. I have the Ext2Fsd driver and volume manager installed on my Windows system, which I'...
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How to properly clone /dev/sda on /dev/sdb

I have two hard disks with the same sizes - represented as /dev/sda and /dev/sdb. I am trying to copy /dev/sda on /dev/sdb. /dev/sda has one ext3 partition. /dev/sda and /dev/sdb have the same ...

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