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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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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Computer not booting after update installed!

My Ubuntu 16.04 was working fine until it got updated to the "latest version". Now the whole machine is just conked up. It is just conked up. It shows the following : Scanning for Btrfs filesystems ...
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How can I get rid of “scanning for btrfs filesystems” at start-up?

When I start up my computer, it says: "scanning for btrfs filesystems". I do need the btrfs-tools, but my btrfs filesystems are on a removable disk which is disconnected at start-up. Scanning for ...
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How to convert HDD from GPT partitioned to partitionless keeping BTRFS filesystem intact?

I have a 8TB Seagate Archive HDD partitioned with GPT: BTRFS filesystem (1TB approx), all the rest is now free. I would like to convert this HDD to partitionless (let BTRFS manage full drive) while ...
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How to find all volumes that btrfs df prints out?

i don't understand where the second data "container" comes from: ocean@nas:/mnt$ sudo btrfs filesystem df / Data, RAID1: total=3.00GiB, used=1.70GiB Data, single: total=1.00GiB, used=0.00B <-- ...
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Is adding device to subvolume the same as adding device to main filesystem in btrfs?

When I add a device to a btrfs sub-volume with btrfs device add /dev/sdb /path/to/subvolume is the added device then only used for the sub-volume or is it used by the whole file-system ? Or the ...
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Strange output of btrfs fi df after converting from RAID0 to RAID1

I just converted my 3 disk btrfs filesystem from RAID0 to RAID1 and balanced it. At first the data was all in the RAID0 filesystem, so running btrfs filesystem df showed something like this: (XX are ...
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Deleted Items not appearing in Trash folder. Stuck in .TRASH-1000

I have a three 3TB discs in a BTRFS RAID 1 configuration mounted at /mnt/btrfs on my machine. There is a symlink at /btrfs. There are a number of subvols within this, /archive /backups /games /home /...
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Btrfs: It is safe to delete @home subvolume in this case?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server with btrfs (SSD drive) as /, and I have a bind of another drive (SATA) to /home. The SSD drive has reported that is out of free space, so I read this, applied some of the ...
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Filesystem/RAID configuration to stripe/mirror three hard drives

I have 3 HDDs in my workstation: 1.5 TB (drive "A") 2TB (drive "B") 4TB (drive "C") I am doing a fresh install of 16.04. I would like to find a filesystem/RAID configuration that allows me to ...
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btrfs and missing free space

I converted my ext4 partition to btrfs and deleted the save subvolume after doing so. Then I enabled the compression (lzo) of the filessystem in the fstab file and everything is correct so far. Then ...
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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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Where do I stand with btrfs?

First off, I understand btrfs is experimental and I should still have valid backups of all my data etc etc. No problems. I have setup a btrfs RAID5 array across 4x 3TB drives; Overall: Device ...
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How to use snapshots with BTRFS in Ubuntu along with a separate HOME partition

My goal is to make snapshots while upgrading software. I installed Ubuntu in LVM partitioning with a separate HOME partition in another HDD formatted in XFS ("/" in BTRFS), but I'm trying to follow ...
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scheduler: how to tune cfq to favor interactive processes

Problem: scheduler doesn't seem to favor interactive processes: On a desktop system with automatic cron-scheduled backups from one (btrfs) disk to another (ext4). The backup process mounts the idle ...
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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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unable to mkfs.btrfs ERROR: unable to open /dev/sdc: Device or resource busy

I have an old Dell PowerEdge 1950 with a LSA SAS card connecting three hard drives. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 server. When I run the following command: sudo mkfs.btrfs -d raid6 -f /dev/sdc /dev/sdd ...
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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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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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Two mount points of my partition

I freshly set up Ubuntu, and formatted the whole disk with the btrfs file system. When I look at the mount point in gparted, /dev/sda5 is mounted both at / and /home. Is this a problem? This did not ...
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BTRFS on Ubuntu 14.04.3 [closed]

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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How stable is BTRFS in Ubuntu? [closed]

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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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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btrfs balance “No space left on device” with no success on any -dusage and -musage values

I have the following issue with btrfs balance start / on a btrfs on an 140 GB LVM with 4 physical device (in case that matters): sudo btrfs balance start / fails with ERROR: error during balancing '/...
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SSD Not part of Raid?

I was playing around with BTRFS calculator (link below). I have 2 2TB Drives and 1 3TB drive. I also have a 120GB SSD. I was thinking Raid 5 with the operating system loaded on the SSD. It said I ...
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Sometimes shutdown takes 2 extra minutes

While usually shutdown takes less than a minute, sometimes it takes 2 or 3. May be my 7 btrfs HDDs are a culprit (they take 3 minutes to mount), but the problem is inconsistent. The screen goes black ...
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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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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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“sudo btrfs filesystem defragment -r /” can't defrag immutabe files, right?

Files made immutable by sudo chattr +i can't be defragmented by "sudo btrfs filesystem defragment". I get the message: "ERROR: defrag failed on /path/filename: Success total 1 failure" Is this a bug ...
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encryption - separate data partition / dual boot

I want to have my installation encrypted, but the data partition separated (or if you've dual boot..) cause there's no need for that. It'd be nice installation to support this option - right now it ...
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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 file/...
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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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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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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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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 for deduplication and compression at the same time?

I'm thinking about using btrfs functions for both deduplicate and compress my storage... My question is: is it efficient? I mean, does it deduplicate AND compress at the same time efficiently?! I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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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 get rid of the “scanning for btrfs file systems” at start-up?

At start-up, I see the message Scanning for btrfs file systems. How can I get rid of it? I have tried to remove the package with sudo apt-get purge btrfs-tools, but it just shows a blank screen ...
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how to disable 'scanning btrfs filesystem' at system startup

After upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04, I get a message "scanning for btrfs file systems" at starting-up. I don't have any BTRFS filesystem. It delays the booting for about 15 seconds. I ...
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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 14....
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Block-level deduplicating filesystem

I'm looking for a deduplicating copy-on-write filesystem solution for general user data such as /home and backups of it. It should use online/inline/synchronous deduplication at the block-level using ...