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Ubuntu Btrfs HowTo

Posted 07-05-2010 at 05:43 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

BTRFS is a highly featured file system originally developed by Oracle that supports the following features:
  • Extent-based file storage (with a maximum file size of 2^64 B)
  • Space-efficient packaging of small files
  • Space-efficient indexed directories
  • Dynamic iNode allocation
  • Writable snapshots
  • Subvolumes (multiple file system roots that exist inside the main root)
  • Object-level mirroring and striping
  • Checksums on data and metadata (multiple algorithms)
  • File and directory compression (without having to
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