The btrfs backup experiment

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Today we’re talking about our experience with btrfs, the next-gen Linux filesystem. btrfs has been maturing rapidly over the last few years and offers many compelling features for modern systems, so we’ve been putting it through its paces on some of our backup servers. How does it stack up? Read on! We chose to test […]

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100% FAT-free

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I wrote some documentation for our sysadmins last week detailing how one should deal with a critical diskspace notification at some ungodly hour of the morning. On the specifics of checking filesystems with the df tool: “Astute readers will notice that we don’t query btrfs filesystems here; this is because btrfs uses extents, and inodes […]

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LCA day 2

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Bit of a quiet day today, the highlight was probably the presentations on btrfs and xfs. Btrfs has been developing nicely, and Avi Miller got up to spruik some of the newer features of the filesystem. A bit like ZFS (which isn’t compatible with Linux licensing terms), it pulls in a lot of smarts that […]

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