I am going to migrate nodes from Win to Ububtu docker to increase reliability. As I understood, HDD file system to be changed from NTFS to Ext4. I am going to copy node from NTFS HDD to Ext4 HDD by robocopy
I have installed DiscGenius to format drive to Ext4 and did it:
And also installed Ext2 Volume Manager, which is required what Win10 can recognize Ext4 Hdd (I google this method)
Win can recognize disk at disk manager:
But drive is still missing from Win explorer:
Is there any other good method to make Ext4 drive visible from Win10?
Did you follow the below google result ?
Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software
This is a trial version, should work 30 days normal, after this the speed is reduced but it still works.
I didn’t recognize there is > Service Management…
Is it this?
In both tere are no “Ext2Fsd service” to start
Can you send link to text you post as a picture above?
It mentions to navigate the menu item from DiskGenius. Tools then Service management. You can start it from Windows services too but search what its called. I can see Paragon’s service as suggested by
Stuff like that can come with unknown side effects. Here is a simpler option I would recommend if you have two machines:
Create a share for your current Windows STORJ folder
On the new linux host, rsync the data from Windows to linux
Do it again, because it probably took a long time
Stop STORJ on Windows
Check all your STORJ settings and node identity
Start up the STORJ node on Linux
That is just a rough draft. Read up on how to transfer your node and how you can tune rsync.
The other way is to use WSL2 and mounting the ext4 disk, see
You should be able to start a WSL, in which you can mount the ext4 partition and the Windows partition.
Then you can use rsync, while keeping your node running.
You might even be able to access the disk from Windows, when mounted in WSL (but not sure about it) and then use Robocopy.
There you would have both options - robocopy from Windows and rsync from WSL2.