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].

Btrfs tag should be used with all questions referring to usage of features specific to this filesystem:

  • defragmentation
  • resizing and addition and removal of block devices
  • it's RAID implementation
  • snapshot creation and usage

Also see:
for a similar copy-on-write filesystem.
http://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org for detailed information about the filesystem

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