gfs2_convert is used to convert a filesystem from GFS1 to GFS2. Do not
attempt to convert a GFS1 filesystem which is not clean - the process
of conversion will reinitialise the journals. We highly recommend that
is run successfully before attempting to convert a filesystem. Many
of the on-disk structures are identical between GFS1 and GFS2, so
the conversion process updates the journals, a few items of incompatible
metadata (mostly indirect pointers and inodes) and adds the per-node
directories required by the gfs2meta filesystem. The conversion process
is performed in-place and does not require any extra disk space so that
it is possible to successfully convert a GFS1 filesystem that is
Always ensure you have a complete backup of the data on any filesystem
before starting the conversion process.
This prints out the proper command line usage syntax.
Quiet. Print less information while running.
No to all questions.
Print program Version information only.
Print out the current version name.
Print more information while running.
Yes to all questions.
By specifying this option, gfs2_convert will not prompt before making
This will convert the Global File System on the block device
"/dev/vg0/lvol0" to gfs2 format.