Disk Defragmentation

Joel Bryan Juliano joelbryan.juliano at gmail.com
Sun Sep 17 11:23:16 UTC 2006

On 9/16/06, Sameera Shaakunthala <shaakunthala at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Do I need a disk defragmentation tool for Ubuntu? If 'Yes', please specify
> how to install it using *apt-get*.
> In Windows OS, disk fragmentation improves performance. If I defragment my
> EXT-3 volumes somehow, does it improve performance?
> * Shaakunthala

There is still some fragmentation on ext3 filesystems, on most cases it's
very minimal, but it also depends on time or overall usage of ext3
filesystem before the fragmentation is visible. I agree that there must be a
tool specially for servers to defrage the ext3 filesystem.
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