Do I have to defrag in linux?

Posted on in Categories News last updated December 12, 2005

Asked by Adrien

Q. Do I need to defrag Linux OR Unix file systems?

A. Well no, Linux and UNIX file systems are optimized and do not suffer from fragmentation problem in general. I recommend to see defrag FAQ page for more information.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+.

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