Chapter 3. Btrfs (Technology Preview)

Btrfs is a next generation Linux file system that offers advanced management, reliability, and scalability features. It is unique in offering snapshots, compression, and integrated device management.

Important

BTRFS is a Technology Preview in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

3.1. Creating a btrfs File System

In order to make a basic btrfs file system, use the following command:
# mkfs.btrfs /dev/device
For more information on creating btrfs file systems with added devices and specifying multi-device profiles for metadata and data, refer to Section 3.4, “Integrated Volume Management of Multiple Devices”.