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23rd June 2008, 04:54 AM
is there anyway to convert an existing ext3 partition to JFS?

23rd June 2008, 05:28 AM
I'm afraid I don't have an answer to your question (and I don't believe you can do it though), but I'm interested in your choice of doing so.

ext3 provides journaling, and so does JFS.

I did some googling and the only thing I could come up with is this

8.1.1. Converting a existing ext3 file system to JFS
We are going to convert an ext3 partition to a JFS partition in a machine running Red Hat Linux Version 8.0. During the installation of Red Hat Linux, we cannot choose a JFS partition, so in this section, we will suppose that the partition was formatted, using ext3, for installation. There is no way to directly convert an ext3 partition to JFS. All that we can do is create a new partition and then copy the ext3 partition's contents to the JFS partition.

From here http://safari.ibmpressbooks.com/0738426822/ch08lev1sec1

Let us know if you tried something else and got it working.