Chapter 20 Local File System Administration

Table of Contents

20.1 About Local File Systems
20.2 About the Btrfs File System
20.3 Creating a Btrfs File System
20.4 Modifying a Btrfs File System
20.5 Compressing and Defragmenting a Btrfs File System
20.6 Resizing a Btrfs File System
20.7 Creating Subvolumes and Snapshots
20.7.1 Cloning Virtual Machine Images and Linux Containers
20.8 Using the Send/Receive Feature
20.8.1 Using Send/Receive to Implement Incremental Backups
20.9 Using Quota Groups
20.10 Replacing Devices on a Live File System
20.11 Creating Snapshots of Files
20.12 Converting an Ext2, Ext3, or Ext4 File System to a Btrfs File System
20.12.1 Converting a Non-root File System
20.12.2 Converting the root File System
20.12.3 Mounting the Image of the Original File System
20.12.4 Deleting the Snapshot of the Original File System
20.12.5 Recovering an Original Non-root File System
20.13 Installing a Btrfs root File System
20.13.1 Setting up a New NFS Server
20.13.2 Configuring an Existing NFS Server
20.13.3 Setting up a New HTTP Server
20.13.4 Configuring an Existing HTTP Server
20.13.5 Setting up a Network Installation Server
20.13.6 Installing from a Network Installation Server
20.13.7 About the Installation root File System
20.13.8 Creating Snapshots of the root File System
20.13.9 Mounting Alternate Snapshots as the root File System
20.13.10 Deleting Snapshots of the root File System
20.14 Converting a Non-root Ext2 File System to Ext3
20.15 Converting a root Ext2 File System to Ext3
20.16 Creating a Local OCFS2 File System
20.17 About the XFS File System
20.17.1 About External XFS Journals
20.17.2 About XFS Write Barriers
20.17.3 About Lazy Counters
20.18 Installing the XFS Packages
20.19 Creating an XFS File System
20.20 Modifying an XFS File System
20.21 Growing an XFS File System
20.22 Freezing and Unfreezing an XFS File System
20.23 Setting Quotas on an XFS File System
20.23.1 Setting Project Quotas
20.24 Backing up and Restoring XFS File Systems
20.25 Defragmenting an XFS File System
20.26 Checking and Repairing an XFS File System

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