Chapter 19 Local File System Administration

Table of Contents

19.1 About Local File Systems
19.2 About the Btrfs File System
19.3 Creating a Btrfs File System
19.4 Modifying a Btrfs File System
19.5 Compressing and Defragmenting a Btrfs File System
19.6 Resizing a Btrfs File System
19.7 Creating Subvolumes and Snapshots
19.7.1 Cloning Virtual Machine Images and Linux Containers
19.8 Using the Send/Receive Feature
19.8.1 Using Send/Receive to Implement Incremental Backups
19.9 Using Quota Groups
19.10 Replacing Devices on a Live File System
19.11 Creating Snapshots of Files
19.12 Converting an Ext2, Ext3, or Ext4 File System to a Btrfs File System
19.12.1 Converting a Non-root File System
19.12.2 Converting the root File System
19.12.3 Mounting the Image of the Original File System
19.12.4 Deleting the Snapshot of the Original File System
19.12.5 Recovering an Original Non-root File System
19.13 Installing a Btrfs root File System
19.13.1 Setting up a New NFS Server
19.13.2 Configuring an Existing NFS Server
19.13.3 Setting up a New HTTP Server
19.13.4 Configuring an Existing HTTP Server
19.13.5 Setting up a Network Installation Server
19.13.6 Installing from a Network Installation Server
19.13.7 About the Installation root File System
19.13.8 Creating Snapshots of the root File System
19.13.9 Mounting Alternate Snapshots as the root File System
19.13.10 Deleting Snapshots of the root File System
19.14 Converting a Non-root Ext2 File System to Ext3
19.15 Converting a root Ext2 File System to Ext3
19.16 Creating a Local OCFS2 File System
19.17 About the XFS File System
19.17.1 About External XFS Journals
19.17.2 About XFS Write Barriers
19.17.3 About Lazy Counters
19.18 Installing the XFS Packages
19.19 Creating an XFS File System
19.20 Modifying an XFS File System
19.21 Growing an XFS File System
19.22 Freezing and Unfreezing an XFS File System
19.23 Setting Quotas on an XFS File System
19.23.1 Setting Project Quotas
19.24 Backing up and Restoring XFS File Systems
19.25 Defragmenting an XFS File System
19.26 Checking and Repairing an XFS File System

This chapter describes administration tasks for the btrfs, ext3, ext4, OCFS2, and XFS local file systems.