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Author:  Berker Pekoz [ Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Switch from ext4 to btrfs

Hi guys,
I'm thinking of converting my ext4 partitions to btrfs in order to benefit from the transparent compression, block suballocation and file change log. I guess Kernel wiki conversion from ext4 shows the necessary steps. I have a few problems beforehand I wanted to ask you:
  1. Do you think btrfs is now stable enough to use?
  2. Does btrfs need manual defragmentation or is it necessary for the first time only?
  3. If any of you have done this before, what was the size of the ext2_saved/image file compared to the content of the partition. I may be running on low space on some partitions :?
Thanks :)

Author:  Stephen Ewen [ Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Switch from ext4 to btrfs

Do I think it's stable enough to use?

Not unless you plan for it to fail and have time to spare recovering from such a possibility. ;)

If I felt the need, what I'd probably do is install a cheap additional harddrive to my workstation, make an installation in it with btrfs, and experiment around with it for a while.

Author:  Berker Pekoz [ Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Switch from ext4 to btrfs

Actually, the main reason I wanted to switch is that I thought btrFS would provide me revision control as in windows
Does btrFS provide such thing? Or, even better, can I get the similar functionality in ext4?
Thank you very much

Author:  Stephen Ewen [ Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Switch from ext4 to btrfs

There's a wealth of good info on btrfs at the kernel.org wiki.

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