Chapter 18 Local File System Administration

Table of Contents

18.1 About Local File Systems
18.2 About the Btrfs File System
18.3 Creating a Btrfs File System
18.4 Modifying a Btrfs File System
18.5 Compressing and Defragmenting a Btrfs File System
18.6 Resizing a Btrfs File System
18.7 Creating Subvolumes and Snapshots
18.7.1 Cloning Virtual Machine Images and Linux Containers
18.8 Using the Send/Receive Feature
18.8.1 Using Send/Receive to Implement Incremental Backups
18.9 Using Quota Groups
18.10 Replacing Devices on a Live File System
18.11 Creating Snapshots of Files
18.12 Converting an Ext2, Ext3, or Ext4 File System to a Btrfs File System
18.12.1 Converting a Non-root File System
18.12.2 Converting the root File System
18.12.3 Mounting the Image of the Original File System
18.12.4 Deleting the Snapshot of the Original File System
18.12.5 Recovering an Original Non-root File System
18.13 Installing a Btrfs root File System
18.13.1 Setting up a New NFS Server
18.13.2 Configuring an Existing NFS Server
18.13.3 Setting up a New HTTP Server
18.13.4 Configuring an Existing HTTP Server
18.13.5 Setting up a Network Installation Server
18.13.6 Installing from a Network Installation Server
18.13.7 About the Installation root File System
18.13.8 Creating Snapshots of the root File System
18.13.9 Mounting Alternate Snapshots as the root File System
18.13.10 Deleting Snapshots of the root File System
18.14 Converting a Non-root Ext2 File System to Ext3
18.15 Converting a root Ext2 File System to Ext3
18.16 Creating a Local OCFS2 File System
18.17 About the XFS File System
18.17.1 About External XFS Journals
18.17.2 About XFS Write Barriers
18.17.3 About Lazy Counters
18.18 Installing the XFS Packages
18.19 Creating an XFS File System
18.20 Modifying an XFS File System
18.21 Growing an XFS File System
18.22 Freezing and Unfreezing an XFS File System
18.23 Setting Quotas on an XFS File System
18.23.1 Setting Project Quotas
18.24 Backing up and Restoring XFS File Systems
18.25 Defragmenting an XFS File System
18.26 Checking and Repairing an XFS File System

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