Chapter 21 Local File System Administration

Table of Contents

21.1 About Local File Systems
21.2 About the Btrfs File System
21.3 Creating a Btrfs File System
21.4 Modifying a Btrfs File System
21.5 Compressing and Defragmenting a Btrfs File System
21.6 Resizing a Btrfs File System
21.7 Creating Subvolumes and Snapshots
21.7.1 Using snapper with Btrfs Subvolumes
21.7.2 Cloning Virtual Machine Images and Linux Containers
21.8 Using the Send/Receive Feature
21.8.1 Using Send/Receive to Implement Incremental Backups
21.9 Using Quota Groups
21.10 Replacing Devices on a Live File System
21.11 Creating Snapshots of Files
21.12 Converting an Ext2, Ext3, or Ext4 File System to a Btrfs File System
21.12.1 Converting a Non-root File System
21.13 About the Btrfs root File System
21.13.1 Creating Snapshots of the root File System
21.13.2 Mounting Alternate Snapshots as the root File System
21.13.3 Deleting Snapshots of the root File System
21.14 Converting a Non-root Ext2 File System to Ext3
21.15 Converting a root Ext2 File System to Ext3
21.16 Creating a Local OCFS2 File System
21.17 About the XFS File System
21.17.1 About External XFS Journals
21.17.2 About XFS Write Barriers
21.17.3 About Lazy Counters
21.18 Installing the XFS Packages
21.19 Creating an XFS File System
21.20 Modifying an XFS File System
21.21 Growing an XFS File System
21.22 Freezing and Unfreezing an XFS File System
21.23 Setting Quotas on an XFS File System
21.23.1 Setting Project Quotas
21.24 Backing up and Restoring XFS File Systems
21.25 Defragmenting an XFS File System
21.26 Checking and Repairing an XFS File System

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