Btrfs is a new copy on write filesystem for Linux aimed at implementing advanced features while focusing on fault tolerance, repair and easy administration. Initially developed by Oracle, Btrfs is licensed under the GPL and open for contribution from anyone.

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Can't delete a btrfs snapshot

I can not delete the "apt-snapshot-release-upgrade-saucy-2013-10-19_00:52:26" btrfs snapshot. Here are the details: root@cioco:~# btrfs subvolume list -s / ID 261 gen 246 cgen 245 top level 5 otime ...
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Got a corrupt BTRFS partition, but is still usable, how to convert it to ext4? [duplicate]

I've got a corrupt btrfs partition, and also because of its low speed, I am thinking of 'converting' it to ext4, how can I convert a root partition from btrfs to ext4 without loosing the ability to ...
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Any chance of installing Ubuntu on existing bcache device formatted with btrfs?

I setup my system with btrfs as root file system to be able to install additional Linux systems later on (each with separate and small /boot partition) on separate subvolumes. Then I light-heartedly ...
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btrfs - did I just turn RAID1 into RAID10?

I set up a btrfs partition using two 3 TB drives in RAID 1: $ mkfs.btrfs -m raid1 -d raid1 /dev/sdd /dev/sde $ mount /dev/sdd /media/media Copied a bunch of data onto the partition, with the ...
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Is there a way to install 13.10 on btrfs and full disk encryption?

I like the fact that the default desktop Ubuntu installer only requires me to check a single checkbox in order to have a fully encrypted disk in the end (which is a requirement within our company, so ...
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Error on mounting BTRFS volume on Precise

I use a 12.04 (Precise) fully updated (kernel 3.2.0-58-generic x86_64). In other partitions, I installed the Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty (Alpha version) to try out. I can't boot into the Trusty system any ...
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Ubuntu server with btrfs root and confusion with the @ symbol in subvolume path

Please note the following commands: user@ubuntu:~$ sudo btrfs subvolume create /srv/audio Create subvolume '/srv/audio' user@ubuntu:~$ sudo btrfs fi show Label: 'BTRFS_STORAGE' uuid: ...
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Which is better for a home media server: zfs or btrfs or LVM/md? [closed]

I'm looking at building a new home server and would like a flexible filesystem. Both btrfs and zfs are interesting. I want to be able to do soft raid and have flexible solution allowing me to expand ...
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Grub in 13.10 doesn't notice a btrfs root?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 (saucy) as my primary system and installed a daily version of trusty in a btrfs partition. For some reason my grub from 13.10 can't find that partition, even though it finds a ...
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Exclude hidden directories from subvolume/snapshot

I am using snapshots for backing up data of my @home subvolume. But I would like to backup the real important data (like all my files, which are in @home, but not hidden directories because I am not ...
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How stable is BTRFS in Ubuntu?

I see entries describing BTRFS on Ubuntu 12.04 has some concerns due mostly to the maturity of the BTRFS product. Now that we have 13.10 available, is the BTRFS file system reliable?
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Cant resize partition with gparted due to failed btrfsck? [duplicate]

I cant resize my home partition with gparted. Here is the output that causes gparted to fail http://pastebin.com/AXWCTaeK
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How can I flip a single bit in a file?

I want to intentionally damage a file in order to test the claims that btrfs can heal itself. The article talks about taking the filesystem off, damaging a photo by "flipping" a single bit and then ...
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How to create an external selfhealing btrfs USB HDD RAID 1 array?

The hardware is an external 2TB bus powered USB disk. What I want is a RAID1 setup of 2x 1TB btrfs. Is this possible? How? __ Motivation The motivation for me to use RAID1 btrfs is because I ...
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Will Ubuntu 13.10 boot if I enable compression on / which is a btrfs volume

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on btrfs and the installer created the following fstab: UUID=0eff8daf-5924-4a1f-922c-ec82ec594dc0 / btrfs defaults,subvol=@ 0 0 ...
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How to mount Btrfs with “errors=remount-ro” equivalent?

Btrfs does not appear to support errors=remount-ro. In /etc/fstab, what option can I use with Btrfs to achieve equivalent result as "errors=remount-ro"?
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btrfs mount options not working

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS I converted my data drives with btrfs. I first did apt-get update before installing btrfs-tools. Unfortunately, that still only installed version 0.19 I can mount the ...
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My approach for replacing current Ubuntu with newer

I'm working on Ubuntu 13.04 currently. I want to replace it with Ubuntu 13.10. For the same, please approve whether my approach mentioned below is right! I have created a bootable usb stick having ...
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Can I have two distros on the same partition using btrfs?

I'm using btrfs successfully and have luckily separate home and system partitions. Using Ubuntu 13.10 and wanting to test 14.04, how can I do this using the btrfs file system? The system has an EFI ...
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Using btrfs with bcache on /

I am using btrfs with bcache for / on Ubuntu 13.10. It's fast. Unfortunately, during normal boots the step "Scanning for btrfs filesystems" fails. To successfully boot I have to enter recovery mode ...
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Missing 50GB on my 100Gb harddrive

I have a 128GB harddrive formatted with the btrfs. However, for some reason I'm missing around half of the disk space. Do any of you have any idea of how to fix it? See this screenshot for details ...
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Ubuntu btrfs: how to remove rootflags=subvol=@ from grub.cfg

When i mount "btrfs" as a root filesytem, the mount info is as below: root@ubuntu1304Btrfs:~# mount /dev/mapper/ubuntu1304Btrfs--vg-root on / type btrfs (rw,subvol=@) Is there a way to have a ...
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Installing Ubuntu on btrfs over multiple drives

When I installed Ubuntu 13.04, I managed to combine a couple of outdated askubuntu answers, as well as some of the btrfs documentation in order to figure out how to install Ubuntu over two SSDs using ...
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Boot existing ubuntu installation on uefi, GPT BTRFS

I have looked through many of the questions, and haven't found anything that quite satisfies this problem. I have an ssd hard drive that is bootable from my old computer. It is a standard BIOS, ...
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How can I install Ubuntu Saucy Server with BTRFS?

So, a week ago I installed the latest beta version of Ubuntu Saucy Server in a MacMini using BTRFS as only partition to mount / on it (I know it's not recommended to do this, but it's not the point ...
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Hi.. I had the blue screen of death and Installed Ubuntu Test from my sons disk [duplicate]

I would like to erase windows 7 from my laptop ASUS Core i7. I do not care about the programs nor info on the hard drive, I have it all backed up.. Please help as I am running on a CD and when I close ...
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Does btrfs support per user quota?

If I move the /home/... folders to a btrfs partition, can I still enable per user quota? That is, each user should be able to use a limited amount of storage.
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Btrfs fsck running on boot every time? [duplicate]

I've read some stuff that says that Btrfs fsck is run every time on bootup. Is this still true? If so how can you tell when it runs or does not run on bootup? I just installed Ubuntu Raring Ringtail ...
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Use IOzone to check read/write performance of ext4 and btrfs?

Can someone help me to use IOzone filesystem benchmark tool on Ubuntu to check the performance of ext4 and btrfs filesystems? I have installed Ubuntu into a VM.
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Creating btrfs subvolume like @ or @home

Being intrigued by btrfs I decided to toy around with it in a VM. Installation works great as long as I remember to put /boot on a separate partition and it all seems to work fine. What I would like ...
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Moving a subvolume to another drive

I'm trying to move my root subvolume to another drive. I've booted into a live disc, ran "cp -a /mnt/sdb/@ /mnt/sda", fixed my FSTAB, and reinstalled grub. However when I boot up I can see that both ...
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Are btrfs updates rolled in to 12.04 LTS (3.2) kernels?

Many BTRFS bug fixes and updates are being applied to the 3.10 Kernel by the filesystem maintainers - is Ubuntu actively pushing those fixes and updates down to their current LTS kernel (3.2.0-X)? ...
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Will snapper (for btrfs) work well on Kubuntu 12.04?

I'm running btrfs in Kubuntu 12.04 with SSD's. My boot partition is ext2, but my home and root partitions are btrfs. I'm very interested in using the snapper tool (from OpenSuse). I just learned that ...
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Can't mount btrfs on boot [duplicate]

I have a server running Ubuntu 12.04 (with a 3.8.13 kernel) that fails to boot if I include in /etc/fstab a mount point for a btrfs volume: /dev/sda3 /home btrfs ...
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“btrfs filesystem show” gives me “failed to read” errors

My /home is a raid1 btrfs partition spanning two disk. As far as I can tell, it's working fine. This morning I wanted to check the status of the partition so I entered the btrfs filesystem show ...
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btrfs: not enough free disk space, but device not fully used

I'm using btrfs for my home directory, which spans multiple devices. In total I should have around 7.3TB of space - and that's what df shows, but I ran out of space after using only 5.7TB of data: # ...
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ext4 to btrfs conversion: how long can it take? space requirements?

I started btrfs-convert for my ext4 partitioned hdd. I did a fsck first which was fine. So since it is running over 4 hours now (1.) I wonder if it will ever finish ? I read multiple articles ...
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Cannot use 'btrfs balance' to convert to raid1

I'm trying to convert a 2 drive btrfs array on Ubuntu 12.04 to use RAID1. Following the instructions on the btrfs wiki I've tried this command, with no success: valorin@gimli:~$ sudo btrfs filesystem ...
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Filesystem Label Rename

I'm getting a strange error quark 11 on renaming my filesystems on Ubuntu 12.10 64. I'm sure 100% I've already done it in the past without issues using the disk utility. Maybe some recent upgrade or I ...
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Why does Ubuntu create a @home directory on home partition?

I want several Linux distros to share the same home/data partition, each having a unique user name and implicitly a separate home directory. I installed Debian Wheezy, and formatted this partition as ...
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Is there anything to remember when I exchange my /?

I have a laptop computer with the following setup: / on a btrfs /dev/sda3 subvolume @ /home on a btrfs /dev/sda3 subvolume @home /boot on an ext4 /dev/sda2 /boot/efi on a vfat /dev/sda1 no swap /tmp ...
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How do I show the current amount of fragmentation on a btrfs filesystem

Wiki pages for btrfs and other how-tos talk about online defragmentation and other related topics but they don't say how to find out how fragmented a file system is. Is there a method to determine how ...
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Can I Recover The Files in the Directory /usr from a btrfs Snapshot?

Some time ago, I moved the folder /usr to its own partition. Before this it had lived in the / partition which has a **btrfs filesystem. Accidentally, I formatted my /usr partition from my Windows ...
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How to use Btrfs with compression on external USB hard drive?

I would like to make use of Btrfs' transparent compression on an external drive. Which tool is best for formatting the drive? Disk Utility or GParted? How do I activate the compression? During ...
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Is this tactic of switching from btrfs to ext4 safe?

I've been using btrfs on Ubuntu 12.10 for both / and /home for several weeks. Through out the time I've come to the conclusion that ext4 performs better on my system and I'd like to switch back ...
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Errors during start-up: “Scanning for Btrfs filesystems”

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 desktop on three systems and one virtual machine. On every system I have opted for a single Btrfs partition. During start-up I get the following two error messages. It ...
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How can I convert an ext4 partition to btrfs (or other file systems) without losing data?

I wish to convert my current /home partition to BTRFS (or other file systems) without losing data if possible, what steps should I take for this? is it safe?
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Moving /boot to a separate partition

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a partition with BTRFS as its file system, but it appears that grub2 seems to have some issues with that file system. For some reason it takes it very long time to boot ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 start fails after update

I did an system update on Ubuntu Server 12.04, which requested a reboot. Since that, the system never reaches the login. It hangs on: mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or ...
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Grub fails to install - core.img 'unusually large'

When trying to resurrect my (t)rusty 'ol router who's system disk (CF card) had failed (probably because I neglected to tune Ubuntu properly for this type of media), I wanted to use the opportunity to ...