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Based on kernel version 4.8. Page generated on 2016-10-06 23:15 EST.

1	BTRFS
2	=====
3	
4	Btrfs is a copy on write filesystem for Linux aimed at implementing advanced
5	features while focusing on fault tolerance, repair and easy administration.
6	Jointly developed by several companies, licensed under the GPL and open for
7	contribution from anyone.
8	
9	The main Btrfs features include:
10	
11	    * Extent based file storage (2^64 max file size)
12	    * Space efficient packing of small files
13	    * Space efficient indexed directories
14	    * Dynamic inode allocation
15	    * Writable snapshots
16	    * Subvolumes (separate internal filesystem roots)
17	    * Object level mirroring and striping
18	    * Checksums on data and metadata (multiple algorithms available)
19	    * Compression
20	    * Integrated multiple device support, with several raid algorithms
21	    * Offline filesystem check
22	    * Efficient incremental backup and FS mirroring
23	    * Online filesystem defragmentation
24	
25	For more information please refer to the wiki
26	
27	  https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org
28	
29	that maintains information about administration tasks, frequently asked
30	questions, use cases, mount options, comprehensible changelogs, features,
31	manual pages, source code repositories, contacts etc.
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