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Defragment A Hard Drive In Ubuntu And It’s Derivatives

Defragment A Hard Drive In Ubuntu And It's Derivatives

We will show you the two method using different tools to Defragment A Hard Drive In Ubuntu And It’s Derivatives.

Tutorial To Defragment A Hard Drive In Ubuntu And It’s Derivatives

At first let’s defrag hard drive using FSCK in Ubuntu:

“Fsck” stands for “File System Consistency check”. It is always better and safe to run this command from a live cd and also if you used fsck command on  a mounted partition, there is a high chance that it will damage the filesystem.

Meanwhile, if you want to run in from your installed Ubuntu then the command is:

fsck -fn /dev/sda2

If you want to check Home folder which is on another another partition, Use the following commands:

Auto repair the filesystem:

To exclude mounted partition from the scan:

You can use GUI base Gparted if you are having trouble to use the command line interface to check and repair.

sudo apt-get install gparted

Defrag using e4defrag tool in Ubuntu:

You need to install it first and to do so:

sudo apt-get install e2fsprogs

Example syntax:

sudo e4defrag “path”

Run the defragment process without unmounting:

sudo e4defrag /

Run the defragment process by mounting

sudo e4defrag /dev/*

Drop the comment below if you find any error or confusion in this article.



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