Btrfs

Automount an Encrypted System Volume

20 minute read

If you run an encrypted Linux system, it’s helpful to understand how the system handles mounting and decrypting filesystems. A Linux desktop user and ...

Install udisks2 From Source

12 minute read

I recently posted Adjust Mount Options which explains in detail how to configure mount options for udisks2. Unfortunately, the reference operating system, U...

Encrypt an External Disk on Linux

20 minute read

Encrypting your data is pretty much a must anyone who is privacy or security conscious. I find it quite handy for not only protecting my data in use, but al...

Adjust Mount Options

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Mounting filesystems on Linux is simple, right? Just use mount(8), specify the recurring stuff in fstab(5), and everything’s peachy. For both better a...

Btrfs Snapshot Management With Snapper

30 minute read

Manually taking snapshots with Btrfs is easy. Managing said snapshots is not. This is why several tools exist for the task. The most prominent are Btrbk, Sn...

Btrfs Layout

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One of the best features of Btrfs is the ability to produce snapshots of data instantaneously. Rollbacks take advantage of Btrfs to revert the system, or an...

Why Choose Btrfs

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There are many compelling reasons to use a modern Copy-on-Write, CoW for short, filesystem. These include low-cost snapshots and incremental backups. If tha...

Btrfs Swapfile

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Swap space is a standard component of most operating systems. It’s effectively reserved disk space for accommodating a system when it needs more RAM t...

Btrfs Mount Options

12 minute read

So, let’s say you’ve installed a fresh system on Btrfs. Now what? Well, Btrfs doesn’t ship with optimal default settings. Many popular Lin...