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Thursday, August 21 • 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Why You Should Consider Using btrfs, Real COW Snapshots and File Level Incremental Server OS Upgrades Like Google Does - Marc Merlin, Google

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The presentation will give you everything you know to get up to speed with btfrs, why you should want to trust your data to btrfs, how it offers a lot of what ZFS offers without the licensing problems, as well as best practices for using it. I will go into: - the basics of administration of a btrfs filesystem - How btrfs, swraid, dmcrypt, and lvm fit or don't fit together - how to work with a single storage pool and create all your partitions from it without having to ever resize them, or require LVM as a slow and somewhat unreliable block layer. - how to have virtually as many snapshots as you want and why you really want this - how to do very efficient block level backups of changes only and much faster than rsync ever will - how those block backups can be used to deploy OS upgrades at the file level like I explained in my talk on how Google maintains its many servers last year.

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Marc Merlin

Linux Geek / BOFH, Google
Marc has been using Linux since 0.99pl15f (slackware 1.1.2, 1994), both as a sysadmin and userland contributor. He has worked for various tech companies in the Silicon Valley, including Network Appliance, SGI, VA Linux, Sourceforge.net, and now Google. | He has been giving Linux... Read More →


Thursday August 21, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Sheraton Ballroom II

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