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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How to install Ubuntu Desktop on XFS or BRTFS using automatic partitioning?

Currently, when install Ubuntu Desktop, and by choosing automatic partition for a brand new hard drive, there is no way to select which file system will be used for it. It auto-selects EXT4 and the ...
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What's the best way to try newer versions?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in two computers. One is the desktop version, my alternate (and almost) everyday computer, and a second server (headless) version.Eventually the server will be a ...
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Will mounting a btrfs volume with compress=no decompress already compressed data?

If not, how may the data be decompressed? Will defrag process decompress files?
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Is there a way to use badblocks with btrfs?

I have a hard drive with bad sectors that I've found using badblocks and whatever Windows uses. I have Lubuntu installed on btrfs, and it's running smoothly for now (where Windows would freeze up), ...
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Tried to delete files; disappeared from home folder, but did not appear in Trash (Btrfs)

I deleted some files from my home folder that added up to about 50GB. They did not go to my Trash, but are no longer in the home folder. I still have the same amount of disk space remaining as I did ...
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BTRFS on Ubuntu 14.04.3

I know, I know, I know. Bear with me. BTRFS is listed as stable now (wiki page updated Nov of 2015) https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Main_Page#Stability_status The filesystem disk format ...
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Can I get SSD rw performance while keeing data security if I combine SSD & HDD in RAID1

I have 2 storage devices; classical slow HDD( 750GB, /dev/sda ) and faster SSD( 128GB, /dev/sdb ). Currently I have installed Ubuntu & Mint on same btrfs partition on SSD ( /dev/sdb5 ). My btrfs ...
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Upgrading btrfs-progs

I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS and have setup a btrfs RAID 10 volume with 6 member drives for storing data. I've additionally set it up so that btrfs scrub runs every week using cron so that the ...
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grub fails to find btrfs-filesystem after adding new devices

Having my server (Ubuntu 15.04) equipped with two 1TB HDDs in raid1, I added yesterday two new 4TB HDDs. After adding those with btrfs device add ... I rebalanced the system with btrfs balance ...
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Boot to Btrfs snapshot in Ubuntu

OpenSuse recently implemented an GRUB entry that allows you to boot directly into a previous Btrfs snapshot of your root. Is there any way of bringing it to my Ubuntu installation? Such feature would ...
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How to rollback btrfs snapshot not at the top of the btrfs tree

(I may be using the wrong terms in this question, but I'm trying to use the terminology in the linked page.) The ubuntu wiki explains how to rollback a snapshot that is located at the top of the ...
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How do I convert from RAID1 to JBOD with btrfs?

I have the following RAID1 btrfs set: Label: none uuid: 87595481-7b5c-464e-b10d-d9b2b0852e11 Total devices 4 FS bytes used 4.77TiB devid 1 size 2.73TiB used 2.63TiB path /dev/sdb ...
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How to list compression ratio on compression enabled btrfs?

I enabled compression on a btrfs volume. Now how do I know the compression ratio of files or directories? Or at least the overall stats?
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Ubuntu 14.04 bad taint

Any body got the solution for the below question? please share it. I couldn't add comment ,so i created new question here. Ubuntu 14.04 bad taint on XFS and BTRFS Problem: I have installed Ubuntu ...
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btrfs kenel error

getting some kernel error while mounting btrfs for remove the missing devices. Oct 19 07:31:57 backup kernel: [ 1883.691633] ------------[ cut here]------------ Oct 19 07:31:57 backup kernel: [ ...
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How do I find out which driver version of BtrFS I am using?

I was reading through a couple of BtrFS articles online. Sometimes I saw statements like Do not use BtrFS versions older than 0.20rc1. How can I find out which version is in my Kernel?
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BTRFS RAID6 array is broken, how do I fix it?

My Btrfs raid 6 array seems to be broken. When try to mount it I get the following error message. I don't know how or why it broke maybe a power outage or something (it happened during my vacation). ...
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Install Ubuntu on Btrfs Raid1 pool

I have seen the post Installing Ubuntu on btrfs over multiple drives, but the solution suggested there does not help me. Before using Btrfs in a production environment I wanted to give it a try in ...
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LUKS + LVM at Install Time

I am trying to use the Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS installer to create a disk layout that logically looks like this during installation: /dev/sad | +-- /dev/sda1 (/boot) | +-- /dev/sda2 (LUKS) ...
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How to create a snapshot of an encrypted btrfs @home subvolume?

We are using btrfs for its snapshot capabilities so we can backup user home directories. The user home directories are encrypted with encryptfs. We run sudo btrfs subvolume snapshot /home ...
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Error removing an HDD from a RAID1 BTRFS array

I setup a btrfs filesystem on 3 disks with RAID 1. Somehow, a small portion (2GiB) got used as RAID0. At the time, no amount of running btrfs balance -dconvert raid1 -mconvert raid1 would change it so ...
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btrfs - Need help understanding it correctly

After spending hours and hours i cannot manage to understand btrfs enough to use it the way i want. In the end my goal is simple: Having a clean fail-proof solution for os upgrades. So i've exactly 3 ...
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How to start services only after BTRFS filesystem has been mounted?

I've been trying to make some services only start after a BTRFS system gets mounted, with no success. I have the following in my service start/stop script: # Required-Start: $local_fs $remote_fs ...
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Is it safe to delete apt-snapshot-*?

I think I did a mistake when I decided to use Btrfs. I am not using any of its features, but now have troubles with not enough space. I did sudo btrfs balance start / -v as suggested in some ...
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Error “Unknown unclaimed register before writing to 4a000” after scanning for btrfs filesystem

I had upgraded Ubuntu from 12 to 14 version. I have "scanning for Btrfs filesystems" before starting up, and then I've got error "Unknown unclaimed register before writing to 4a000". How can I fix it. ...
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How to mount BTRFS filesystem via CLI with switches defaults,noatime,commit=300,autodefrag

I have ubuntu on a 32GB USB2 flash stick that I carry around with me, it works fine booting on other machines I have to sometimes access. Recently I added a volume that contains a lot of data (a ...
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Scanning for BTRFS files systems

After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to a point release, I get a message "scanning for btrfs file systems" at start-up. I presently do not have any drives with BTRFS, (am considering it potentially for a ...
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Raid 6 on btrfs in Vivid

Hi I'm trying to make a Raid 6 on multiple drives in Ubuntu 15.04, Btrfs is already running on 4 in raid10 when I do sudo btrfs balance start -dconvert=raid6 -mconvert=raid6 /mnt/storage/ it ...
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2015: Is BTRFS stable?

I know, questions like this have been asked before, but I'd like to get some up to date experiences.. From what I've read in various discussions, BTRFS seems like it's relatively stable, but once in a ...
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Which btrfs features are stable? How to know?

with the adaption of Btrfs by SuSe, Oracle and Facebook Btrfs has prominent support. The question appears to shift from "is btrfs stable for production" to "which set of btrfs-features are stable ...
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How do I setup JBOD by installing Lubuntu?

I want to setup JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) with Btrfs on Lubuntu 15.04.
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How do I setup software RAID 0 or JBOD with BTRFS?

I've a 4GB SSD drive which is BTRFS formatted and is running Lubuntu 15.04 and a 8GB SD card (which I've always inserted) formatted as BTRFS. I want to setup software RAID 0 or JBOD, so I've more ...
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How can I deduplicate my data with BTRFS?

I have installed Lubuntu 15.04 on my EEE PC 701 with the file-system BTRFS. I want to deduplicate my data, but I don't know how.
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BTRFS bad tree block start

First some background on my setup. I have 7 Hard Drives in a raid 5 (I know, move to raid 6, but not the issue here) array. On top of that, I run LVM, with a partition for btrfs. BTRFS is at version ...
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Filesystems not mounting on boot?

I'm getting this fail after rebooting: I tried the instructions here and no dice. I also found a thread about getting rid of Btrfs but I'm not sure if that's a good idea to try. This is all on ...
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Some error messages while boot, after upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04

Recently I upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04. Now I see some error messages during every startup. Could anyone please let me know, that why am I seeing such messages? The error message as follows : ...
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Unable to mount secondary BTRFS filesystem to specific subvolume

So I'm trying to wrap my head around BTRFS and set up my fileserver using BTRFS filesystems. Here is my setup: /dev/sda1 : BTRFS filesystem, contains @, @home subvolumes mounted to / and /home. ...
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How can I make proper use of subvolumes in btrfs?

In the past, I've always used three ext4 partitions to fulfill my needs: /dev/sda2: / /dev/sda3: /home /dev/sda4: /mnt/Data Right now, I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 with the btrfs filesystem. After ...
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Installing Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu on btrfs: how to restore boot?

I've looked at the answers on this question, but none of them solved my problem: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) My system is partitioned as follows. ...
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How to find the size of a filesystem?

How can I find out the size of a filesystem in Linux? By that I mean the exact number of bytes that are used from the partition, not just the output of df, as that can differ from the true size when ...
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Ubuntu not starting after resizing partition

my (K)Ubuntu 15.04 on btrfs ran out of space. So I fixed the issue and also resized the partition (including the btrfs volume). The next time I tried to boot the following lines showed up: Loading ...
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Re-install and keep home partition with btrfs - lost files

So, I was running Arch Linux with separate / and /home. Both were btrfs partitions, but the whole drive was not managed by btrfs. I decide to install Ubuntu 14.04. I carefully select to format / and ...
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Ubuntu and Live USB won't Boot after power cut 15.04 BTRFS

I didn't think this was a problem until it happened to me twice on two different systems and have never seen this before. First time I was running Xubuntu 15.04 on a Lenovo T61 using BTRFS. The ...
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Problem accessing old data on btrfs /home in ubuntu 14.04

I recently did a fresh installation of ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my pc. Previously I was dual booting ubuntu 14.04 with windows(both 32 bit). My hdd is 500 GB. The previous structure of the hard disk was ...
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Error while starting ubuntu 15.04

After i have upgraded my Dell Latitude E5540 to Ubuntu 15.04 i have the following upon booting up ! Scanning for Btrfs filesystem [FAILED] Failed to start Load Kernel Modules. See "systemctl status ...
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btrfs: Resultant copy is twice the size of source

I just got an SSD and wanted to migrate my current Ubuntu installation to take advantage of its performance. So I booted to an Ubuntu live CD, mounted source (ext4) and target (SSD, btrfs mounted ...
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How to copy a btrfs subvolume along with it's snapshots to a different drive?

A drive contains /@home along with snapshots /snapshots/@home-2015-01-01, .... How do I move all of them to another drive without duplicating the data in the snapshot (i.e. simple rsync -ax would lose ...
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XUbuntu 14.04 with btrfs on SSD

I have a PC with two hard drives: SDD and HDD. On SSD I've installed Xubuntu to BTRFS partition , also I have BTRFS on second drive. The issue is that during boot I'm waiting for a long time (I guess ...
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What does btrfs do if a disk in my RAID10 dies?

I've just moved from mdadm to "native" btrfs. Under mdadm I could set my email in /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf and if it had any issues with a disk, it would fire emails at me on boot. This has saved my ...
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btrfs performance parallel access

I'm running a Raid5 (3x 500GB Sata2 HDD) based on btrfs 3.12 (Ubuntu 14.04 x64) and a VirutalBox VM uses this volume. As long as no other process accesses the volume, the VM runs fine. But recently I ...