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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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 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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 partition won't mount after upgrading 64bit Ubuntu 11.10 laptop

I have tried many ideas from the net, but none of them work. This looks correct and in good order **sudo btrfs filesystem show /dev/sda2** failed to read /dev/sr0 Label: none uuid: ...
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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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How to change btrfs partition label/uuid?

I upgraded to a new harddisk by using dd to copy the partition. As the old disk is still in place, the computer seems to randomly boot one or another. To fix this I thought, changing the UUID/LABEL of ...
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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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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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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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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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Btrfs snapshot marked as deleted

I am using Btrfs v3.12 and each time I delete a snapshot it is not deleted, marked as "DELETED" but the global size of the volume doesn't change. I have never seen that in older version of BTRFS. ...
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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. ...