Enabling gjournal without destroying a filesystem?

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 22:49:29 UTC 2011

On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 5:43 PM, Conrad J. Sabatier <conrads at cox.net> wrote:

> Is there any way to enable gjournal on an already existing filesystem
> without destroying it?

You can't really(it can be done but requires exception circumstance).  If
you didn't take these steps during initial install you're best off starting
from scratch.  These is a guide on how to use sysinstall to create a system
gjournaled from the start:


> I'm assuming there are definite advantages to using gjournal over
> softupdates?

There are some positives and negatives to it.  It's importance is decreasing
in FreeBSD 9 as SU+J will be possible.

Adam Vande More

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