Provided by: convertfs_20050113-1_i386
convertfs - in-place filesystem conversion
convertfs device from_fs_type to_fs_type
This simple toolset allows you to change type of file system in the lack
of backup space. The idea is to use sparse files support of primary
filesystem. We create a sparse image of block device, mkfs secondary
filesystem on it, mount it, mv files from primary filesystem to mounted
image and then map image to the device.
Remapping utility uses some kind of journaling to avoid breakage in case
of power failure. It’s expected that you have linux 2.4, glibc 2.2,
recent util-linux, fileutils.
You can convert from virtually any filesystem type to virtually any one
as long as they are both block-oriented and supported by Linux for
read/write, and as long as primary filesystem supports sparse files.
convertfs /dev/hda2 ext2 reiserfs
convertfs has been written by Sergei Tzukanov 〈email@example.com〉.
This manual page was written by Guus Sliepen 〈firstname.lastname@example.org〉 for the
Debian GNU/Linux system.