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Chapter 6. Btrfs (Technology Preview)


Btrfs is available as a Technology Preview feature in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 but has been deprecated since the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 release. It will be removed in a future major release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
For more information, see Deprecated Functionality in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes.
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.

6.1. 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 6.4, “Integrated Volume Management of Multiple Devices”.