[Trilug-ontopic] GParted choking on my disk: alternatives?

Alan Porter porter at trilug.org
Mon Aug 8 22:43:25 EDT 2011

 > summary: Is there a tool or tools folks would recommend for
 > linux (specifically ext3) partition management *other than*
 > GParted? which is failing on my disk.

For heavy disk block moving, I highly recommend plugging in a
USB drive (or a network drive) and using rsync to copy the
files off, reformatting the drive the way you want it, and
rsync-ing back.  If you're copying to another machine on the
network, I would use the "--numeric-ids" option to make sure
it does not try to remap the owner and group ID's to numbers
on the remote machine.

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