btrfs is a B-tree based, copy-on-write filesystem for Linux. It's main features include snapshots, checksumming of data and filesystem level RAID support. It's similar to [tag:ZFS].

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Is btrfs production ready?

I've seen a lot of information on btrfs lately. I have been considering ext4 for my next filesystem, but am tempted by btrfs instead. How widely used is btrfs? What are the pro's and con's?
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Multi device BTRFS filesystem with disk of different size

I have an existing BTRFS filesystem composed of one 500GB disk and I just bought a 2TB disk to increase the storage capacity of my home server and I want add the new disk to the existing filesystem. ...
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LVM snapshots vs. file system snapshots

As far as I know, LVM makes it possible to take snapshots of a volume. There are also a number of file systems (ZFS, Btrfs, reiserfs, ...) which supports snapshots. However, I've never understood the ...
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What is the fastest way to remove thousands of files on a btrfs filesystem?

Currently I have a btrfs mount point with a structure like this:# /mountpoint/month/day/hourAs24/ and each leaf directory contains between 5,000 to 20,000 small files. There I keep the files for ...
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What kind of “volume/storage management” has the largest support/feature set these days? [closed]

(DISCLAIMER: This is "time bound" as probably every other question, I just point it out now instead of implicating it) part of reviewing a few basic decisions for our infrastructure is once again the ...