On Sun, May 29, 2016 at 8:27 PM, Chris Laprise <tas...@openmailbox.org> wrote:
> > > On 05/29/2016 03:36 PM, Niels Kobschaetzki wrote: > >> Hi, >> >> is it just me or is in the documentation no explanation why one should >> use over the other? I also couldn't really find anything in the >> ML-archive. >> >> Why should I use btrfs or lvm with QubesOS? I have in my head somewhere >> looming with real problems when there is not a lot of space available, >> up to a system that is not bootable anymore. Do the tools provided by >> Qubes use features of btrfs like snapshoting or what else it has up its >> sleeves? What problems might arise when one uses btrfs? Is it really >> stable enough nowadays? >> >> Niels >> >> > Hi Niels, > > There is one case where I would use lvm over btrfs at this point: RAID > configurations. I think they were still trying to get the bugs out of btrfs > RAID as recently as last year. > > Otherwise, btrfs has been great with Qubes and I highly recommend it on a > normal PC or laptop. Its been very stable for me and is now faster and > more versatile than other options. For instance, if I want to experiment > with a number of different templates or appvms, Qubes will reflink the disk > images instead of duplicating them. The reflinked copies occur instantly, > and only use extra disk blocks when changes are made to the original or the > copies. AFAIK, this capability is unique to btrfs and requires only a > simple 'cp --reflink' which Qubes does automatically in the case of vm > images. > > Btrfs also has differential send/receive backup and restore. Qubes backup > doesn't take advantage of this yet, but its still something you can > configure yourself. > > I haven't had any issues with disk space, though I generally keep more > than 20GB free. > > Chris > > 1. https://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:822493/FULLTEXT01.pdf > > Very interesting post! Thanks Chris > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "qubes-users" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. > To view this discussion on the web visit > https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/574B7AE3.6020006%40openmailbox.org > . > > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/CAPzH-qC72Tx9q0LrKu9zt1b8H-mz0NdaH%3Db9brCwYQJjXCnU1g%40mail.gmail.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.