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Fri, 06 Feb 2009

Filesystem Round-trip Time

It is not so long since I moved most of my personal machines (home computer, workstation at work, and both laptops) to the ext4 filesystem, which I have been already using for backup partitions for some time. However, these days the development in the filesystems area is really fast (and I am not even going into the networked FS area). So, what is next?

If you are thinking BTRFS, you are right. I have grabbed a fresh-from-git version of btrfs-progs (BTW, the release included in Fedora repository is well behind the kernel, get the git one), compiled it, and now my backup partition runs BTRFS.

The next task is to figure out how to add another partition to the existing filesystem in a mirror-like way, and how to use the FS should either of the disks/partitions crash.

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