Linked by Rahul on Fri 31st Oct 2008 16:12 UTC
Linux InternetNews talks to developers and vendors about the rise of Btrfs as a successor to Ext4. Though Ext4 adds extents, Chris Mason, Btrfs developer noted that BTRFS adds a number of other features beyond that. Among those features are items like snapshotting, online file consistency checks and the ability to perform fast incremental backups. BTRFS (pronounced better FS) is currently under development in an effort led by Oracle engineer Chris Mason. With the support of Intel, Red Hat, HP, IBM, BTRFS could become the engine that brings next generation filesystem capabilities to Linux.
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RE: Only so few?
by TMM2008 on Fri 31st Oct 2008 20:17 UTC in reply to "Only so few?"
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Probably not, but you'll have snapshots, and probably ways to roll back in time.

you should think of btrfs more as a database than a filesystem, although that's not ENTIRELY true either.

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