Linked by David Adams on Fri 12th Aug 2011 03:55 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Red Hat The Fedora developers have decided that Fedora 16 will not use Btrfs by default. The announcement was made by Josef Bacik, Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat. Instead the switch to Btrfs filesystem has now been postponed to Fedora 17.
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RE: Comment by Luminair
by ggeldenhuys on Sun 14th Aug 2011 07:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
ggeldenhuys
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It can't be much longer before they catch ZFS.


I haven't used ZFS, but do read a lot about it. The features it has, and the enterprise support it has doesn't come overnight. Btrfs has promise, but it is still a long way from ZFS.

I watched a YouTube video demoing some of ZFS features. The ease of setting up a Raid5, growing or shrinking the array by adding or removing hard drives (without total array rebuilds or loosing data), built-in compression etc was all just astonishing! Btrfs is not there yet.

It's a real pity ZFS licensing conflict with Linux.

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