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rated 0 times [  14] [ 0]  / answers: 1 / hits: 7561  / 1 Year ago, thu, february 9, 2023, 8:24:07

It feels like I've read about BtrFS forever, but there has always been something that makes me not want to use it. But I'm guessing things are improving, so I'd like to know what the situation is currently. That means in 11.10.

  • Do we have tools to fix a broken BtrFS? I've read that this has been a problem for a long time.

  • Do we have GUI apps to take advantage of the cool features of BtrFS, like cloning, snapshots, COW, RAID, etc?

  • Do we have user friendly tools to convert an Ext4 into a BtrFS?

  • I've read about performance issues in some cases. Is that still an issue?

  • Have I missed an important question?

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BtrFS is under develpment, don't use it for critical data.

We do have tools to fix broken FS for some time. See apt-cache show btrfs-tools.
This package contains also btrfs-convert for converting from ext3. I don't know about ext4.

I don't know about any GUI tools for that but I don't expect any GUI tool for COW feature. It happens under the hood.

With regards to performance see this article.

I don't expect Ubuntu 12.04 to use BtrFS as a default FS since 12.04 is to be LTS and BtrFS is too young.

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