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Feature Request: Additional BTRFS support in OMV5 #312

flmaxey opened this Issue Mar 1, 2019 · 2 comments


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flmaxey commented Mar 1, 2019

Request additional BTRFS feature support, in OMV5, that equates to some of the features currently available in the ZFS plugin, that supports ZFS.

If sub-volume creation, snapshots, and other BTRFS features are available in the GUI, users may make use them and provide meaningful feedback.


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votdev commented Mar 2, 2019

IMHO snapshots make only sense with the proposal #101 where shared folders are based on sub-folders. In most cases users create shared folders with sense because they keep special data like photos, videos and so on. It does not make sense to snapshot a whole device that that contains all mixed data. For example if you delete important photos, then you only want to role back the photos shared folder, and not photos, video, documents and so on, because in this case you loose all other data that you won't see too be restored to an older state.

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flmaxey commented Mar 2, 2019

I ran into the same consideration when setting up ZFS; snapshot the entire pool or segregate specific data types into child file systems, where individual snapshot intervals and settings where possible. And, more importantly, rolling back or creating a clone would apply only to a file system sub-set, not the entire pool.
It would have been nice to look at BTRFS and ZFS side by side, for comparison, but (not being a Dev) I have no idea of the work necessary to make that possible.
Thanks for taking a look.

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