[Chugalug] btrfs experiences?

Joseph Simoneau joseph.simoneau at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 02:40:07 UTC 2014

Samba isn't a requirement... no windows boxes on the radar except
single-purpose VMs (no real storage) and things that are supposed to break.
Everything I actually need is relatively filesystem agnostic (NFS, DNLA,

ZFS is on my radar, but the more mdadm-like management of btrfs is what's
winning me over, at least in theory. Party of the project is archiving DVDs
and blu-rays, and I'd rather not have to grow the array by waiting for
disks to die or stripping in new vdevs.

I don't think performance is a huge concern, the throughout I'm getting in
all-virtual tests is plenty for a couple HD streams, and incremental
backups can take all night for all I care. VM storage is probably going to
be handled separately, and that's the more performance-intensive task.
On Mar 15, 2014 1:37 PM, "Dave Brockman" <dave at brockmans.com> wrote:

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> On 3/15/2014 1:32 PM, Dave Brockman wrote:
> > On 3/15/2014 12:32 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT) wrote:
> >> It also has SMB support built-in, without the need to tweak with
> >> a Samba config file.
> >
> > Say what?
> >
> You must mean the kernel CIFS server.  Which isn't available across
> all ZFS implementations (or OSes) unfortunately.
> Regards,
> dtb
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