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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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 ...
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How to hide btrfs devices in nautilus dynamicly

According to this question and answer: How to hide btrfs devices in nautilus? Is it possible to do this dynamically? Devices like /dev/sdc1 might not be the same on next boot, so a static ...
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How to remove a write-back EnhanceIO cache on root partition?

I accidentially created a write-back EnhanceIO cache for my root partition. I didn't know that Creating a writeback cache on root device is not supported. This is because the root device is ...
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SSD drive errors in dmesg but smartctl says all is ok

I am not extremely experience in SSD monitoring so not sure if there is an issue or not, but yesterday I noticed in dmesg a number of errors being generated from my root disk (/dev/sdb). These seem to ...
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Ubuntu does not boot successfully with btrfs root partition errors

I have a setup on my laptop in which there are three partitions relevant to Ubuntu: a ext4 /boot partition, a btrfs root partition on LUKS and a swap partition on LUKS. Sometimes, after an unclean ...
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Can somebody explain this changing `du` output?

Just tripped across a weird case of du. Putting arguments one way gives: $ du -s htdocs/.git/ feuerkraft/.git/ media/.git/ 40564 htdocs/.git/ 40740 feuerkraft/.git/ 204 media/.git/ Putting them ...
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How can I use Kernel 3.19 in 14.04 now?

So I'm rebuilding my storage server. For stability, I want to use Ubuntu server 14.04 LTS as the OS. However, I'm planning to use Btrfs with RAID 5, and this has been greatly improved in kernel 3.19. ...
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Why does my computer always need to scan for my btrfs partitions even though they are always in the same place?

I use btrfs for the / and /home partitions of my filesystem. All of the btrfs partitions I use are listed in the fstab, with the appropriate block devices, and their mounting configuration and ...
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Which subdirectories of / should have compression disabled in btrfs root filesystem?

Imagine you set up your root filesystem to be btrfs with Ubuntu 14.10 defaults (one subvolume for / and one for /home) and you want to compress and deduplicate as much as possible. Which directories ...
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Is it advisable to install Ubuntu on btrfs or ext4? [closed]

I used to install ubuntu on ext4 but I heard about btrfs. Is it advisable to use it for Ubuntu installation? What are the pros and cons?
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btrfs is full, but only half a disk is really used [duplicate]

I see this: root@wm-bot:/var/lib# du -ksh /var/lib/mysql/ 2.0G /var/lib/mysql/ root@wm-bot:/var/lib# root@wm-bot:/var/lib# df -h df: `/public/backups': Stale NFS file handle Filesystem ...
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How to mount btrfs subvolume, it isn't working / mounting

I just did: # btrfs subvolume create /@srv then: # btrfs subvolume list / ID 257 gen 73 top level 5 path @ ID 258 gen 71 top level 5 path @home ID 260 gen 65 top level 257 path @srv And added to ...
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How to recursive delete btrfs snapshot?

How can I delete a snapshot that contain in itself other snapshots? The normal sudo btrfs subvolume delete will give a error.
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How to restore btrfs snapshot with out reboot?

If I make a btrfs snapshot of my / folder as described here, I can't roll back until I restart the PC, because I can't delete the old btrfs subvolume with btrfs subvolume delete @_baroot. It will ...
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Is it a good idea to restore a btrfs snapshot with rsync?

Is it safe to use rsync to restore a btrfs snapshot? Just to give a example rsync -ax /home/snapshot/my_user_folder /home/my_user_folder where /home is my home folder and /home/snapshot is my ...
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How to properly restore a btrfs snapshot?

My / and /home partitions of my Ubuntu 14.10 system are formatted with btrfs. What is the proper way to restore a snapshot I made with out using any third party software?
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create '@' like subvolume in another partition

I have /var/log as a btrfs filesystem in a separate partition from root. I'm using snapshots for update and will later rollback. # mount /dev/sda2 on / type btrfs (rw,relatime,ssd,subvol=@) ...
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Ubuntu not booting up after uninstalling Gnome desktop

I Have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on my machine. I installed Gnome desktop on top of that. But I didn't liked it so I uninstalled the Gnome desktop using the commands sudo ppa-purge ...
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Do I likely have a bad WD Red HDD? [duplicate]

upon install of a new WD Red HDD in my server I reboot and get the Ubuntu 14.04 loading screen of An error occurred while mounting /home. Brief description: Btrfs Raid 1 filesystem 4 existing disks ...
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btrfs naming conventions and best practices

What are commonly used naming conventions and best practices for btrfs? How are subvolumes and snapshots named? Where are they placed? Subvolumes within subvolumes good/bad/matter-of-taste/avoid? Any ...
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I am unable to mount my previous btrfs RAID 1 home directory on reinstall of Ubuntu server 14.04 (was using 14.10)

Update 2 I mounted as degraded to /home and something interesting happened: jake@DAVYJONES:~$ sudo mount -o degraded /dev/sdb1 /home jake@DAVYJONES:~$ sudo btrfs fi show Label: Home uuid: ...
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Does Ubuntu plan to move to btrfs as default filesystem?

Btrfs seems to have a set of useful features such us snapshots and is default in Opensuse and Suse.Fedora plans to move to it. Does Ubuntu plan to move to it? If not, why ?
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Why does mv refuse to work?

I am writing a small software in Java to act as a G.U.I for btrfs commands as a high school diploma project . I want to be able to take a snapshot and restore it in real time if I do a btrfs subvolume ...
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How to rsync a home folder

I have a btrfs snapshot of my home folder ( let's say my snapshot is in /home/dan/snap1) How can I use rsync to "rollback" to that snapshot and not mess up things?
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Can't rollback btrfs snapshot

I have a btrfs snapshot in /home/user1/snapshot of my home folder and I want to rollback, but mv /home/user1/snapshot /home doesn't work it will just move it in /home/snapshot. What should I do?
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Harddisk operations totally brings down my system respond time to its knees

I have massive system slowdowns during harddisk operations on my PC. My Firefox is responding slow, it gets to a extreme at times that it actually becomes a not responding program and greys out during ...
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Moving boot disc to another

I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on a Corsair SSD but am becoming a little nervous at the increase of smart errors appearing from it. I am considering the purchase of a new SSD to take over the role but ...
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upgrade btrfs without upgrading kernel?

We're running ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS with 3.13.0-38-generic kernel and btrfs v3.12 I've read that a min version for btrfs of 3.14 is desirable. Due to one of our programs integrating with kernel we are ...
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grub-install fails during 14.04 install with btrfs on sda

I used the manual partitioning option in the Kubuntu 14.04.1 installer to make a btrfs partition on /dev/sda. Of course it leaves 1 MB free at the start of the disk and I verified this with ...
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Uncompressing btrfs drive

I know you can compress or recompress an entire drive during a defrag with -clzo or -czlib flag but is there a way to uncompress during a defrag? Like -cnone or something? Also does defrag compression ...
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Grub does not start anymore after removing a btrfs partition

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10. Consider the following setup: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo blkid /dev/sdb1: UUID="0dde146f-ebdc-472d-83a2-48104e23cb8f" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="00061e41-01" /dev/sdb5: ...
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Mounted btrfs will [not] compress?

I have a partition formated to btrfs and im willing to store there stuff that I don't use that often but which I need fast access from time to time (some dumps of my PS2 games for now) because I have ...
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Why is my read speed limited to 40 MB/s (< 25 %) reading from ext4 when compress-force is zlib and there's no CPU usage?

I'm moving data from an ext4 filesystem on a HDD connected with USB 3.0 which usually reads and writes with 170 MB/s to a btrfs subvolume on a SSD which usually reads and writes with 360 MB/s with ...
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Mount and access similar BTRFS filesystem

Say that I duplicated a disk to a new disk (using dd or similar), and have been using the new disk for a while. But, then I decide I want to view a file or files on the old disk quickly, specifically ...
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Ho to make btrfs snapshot in Ubuntu 14.10?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 with the / partition as btrfs, I want to make a snapshot of the subvolume /home occasionally. How to I proceed?
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changing root ssd with btrfs data array

I have a Corsair 120GB SSD holding my Ubuntu OS and three 3x 3TB disks in a BTRFS RAID1 configuration holding everything else including home, photos, music, etc. I may need to replace my SSD for ...