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How can I use the Btrfs compression option when installing Linux?

I've been trying out the Btrfs with an SSD drive and like the compress option which is set in the fstab. However this only applies to the files created after I have installed the operating system and ...
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Any drawbacks in using an entire disk (/dev/sda) without partition table for btrfs

The title says it all. Are there drawbacks in using an entire disk (/dev/sda) without any partition table for btrfs? It seems to work, it's quite slow, though that may be because it's running on a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Does grub support multidevice boot from btrfs?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) with grub 1.99. I installed on a RAID10 multidevice BTRFS partition. I thought that multidevice support had been included in grub for a while, but on ...
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Is there a way to list supported BTRFS compression algorithms?

Or, perhaps a better question would be - is it possible to list all available Btrfs options on the current system? The only way for a Btrfs user to find this out is to check the kernel version, and go ...
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should I put my multi-device btrfs filesystem on disk partitions or raw devices?

If I'm going to create a multi-device btrfs filesystem. The official recommendation from the documentation apppears to be to create it on raw devices; i.e. /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc, etc, but this is not ...
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How to undelete files on btrfs partition?

How do I undelete (recover) a deleted file on a btrfs partition? I have not taken a snapshot yet, so I can't use that feature. I know there are some tools for other Linux file systems, but google ...
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How to rename a BTRFS subvolume?

I have a BTRFS filesystem with a set of subvolumes in it. So far so good. I need to change the name of a subvolume, unfortunately the btrfs program does not allow me to rename a subvolume. Searching ...
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Btrfs on top of a mdadm raid10, or btrfs raid10 on bare devices?

I have a RAID10 managed by the mdadm and I have EXT4 filesystem on top of it. However, I like BTRFS and would like to convert the EXT4 filesystem to BTRFS, but I was thinking about performance and ...
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Raw partition vs btrfs for Windows 7 guest?

If my root filesystem is btrfs on an SSD, will my Windows 7 Virtual Machine guest run better if I install it to a raw partition than if I install it to a file on the btrfs partition? Host OS: Ubuntu ...
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Accidently put BtrFS on plain device - how to revert?

On a fresh hard disk, I created a GPT partition table with three partitions: /dev/sdd1 256M for /boot /dev/sdd2 8G for swap /dev/sdd3 ~1T for / Then, I accidently formatted the raw device ...
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Hardware or Software RAID and Filesystem Type?

I'm looking to build a pretty simple RAID-5 or RAID-6 array and I'm looking into my options. The machine will be a 64bit Ubuntu Linux Server and will essentially be used as a backup/file server. I'll ...
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btrfs shrink partition

After shrinking a BTRFS file system using "btrfs filesystem resize /mnt -20g", this space doesn't show up as free for allocation in GParted. It doesn't seem like GParted can resize the btrfs partition ...
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What filesystem should I use for a large amount of disk space in Linux (>32TB)?

I am trying to make a large file system in linux, but have run into problems with many of the common file systems. JFS has a bug that does not allow expansion over 32TB. XFS has a bug in the fsck ...
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How to make a redundant desktop system with daily snapshots? (Is btrfs ready for use?)

I want to configure a desktop system in which the home filesystem would be redundant (e.g. RAID-1), and would have weekly snapshots taken. I've already done this with ZFS, the snapshot system is ...
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Is there a stable Linux distro using btrfs?

I'm a big fan of ZFS on FreeBSD (I've been using it on my home server since before it got stable; bleeding edge, baby!) and I'd like to try out btrfs to see how that's evolving. Since it's still ...
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Is it possible to extend a BTRFS partition from within Windows?

I want to extend my BTRFS partition (and use up some free space on my NTFS) because I have run out of space for my Linux installation. How can I do this from within Windows?
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What advantages of btrfs will a normal user notice?

Most of the information that I can find means nothing to users who haven't studied filesystems. What sort of advantages of btrfs are visible to the average user, without knowledge of how filesystems ...