gfs2_convert

gfs2_convert(8)             System Manager's Manual            gfs2_convert(8)



NAME
       gfs2_convert - Convert a GFS1 filesystem to GFS2


SYNOPSIS
       gfs2_convert [OPTION]... DEVICE


DESCRIPTION
       gfs2_convert is used to convert a filesystem from GFS1 to GFS2. It is
       required that the GFS1 filesystem be checked and fixed for errors using
       fsck.gfs2 and that the filesystem be backed up before attempting to
       convert it. The convert process is irreversible and any error
       encountered during the conversion can result in the abrupt termination
       of the program and consequently an unusable filesystem.  See NOTES
       section below for more information.


OPTIONS
       -h     Help.

              This prints out the proper command line usage syntax.

       -q     Quiet.  Print less information while running.

       -n     No to all questions.

       -V     Print program Version information only.

              Print out the current version name.

       -v     Verbose operation.

              Print more information while running.

       -y     Yes to all questions.

              By specifying this option, gfs2_convert will not prompt before
              making changes.


EXAMPLE
       gfs2_convert /dev/vg0/lvol0
              This will convert the Global File System on the block device
              "/dev/vg0/lvol0" to gfs2 format.


NOTES
       If gfs2_convert is interrupted for some reason other than a conversion
       failure, DO NOT run gfs2_fsck on this partially converted filesystem.
       When this occurs, reissue the gfs2_convert command on the partially
       converted filesystem to complete the conversion process.

       The GFS2 filesystem does not support Context-Dependent Path Names
       (CDPNs).  gfs2_convert identifies such CDPNs and replaces them with
       empty directories with the same name. The administrator can use bind
       mounts on these directories to get the same effect as CDPNs.

       When converting full or nearly full filesystems, it is possible that
       there won't be enough space available to fit all the GFS2 filesystem
       data structures. In such cases, the size of all the journals is reduced
       uniformly such that everything fits in the available space.



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