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BTRFS and ZFS file systems are not supported on linux agent

Post by Someonenew2014 » Nov 06, 2016 6:34 pm

Hi,

What I can see in the limitation is

• BTRFS and ZFS file systems are not supported


Is this temporary or limitation by design?

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Re: BTRFS and ZFS file systems are not supported on linux ag

Post by PTide » Nov 06, 2016 6:43 pm

Hi,

It's by design and won't be changed in GA v1.

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Re: BTRFS and ZFS file systems are not supported on linux ag

Post by Someonenew2014 » Nov 06, 2016 6:52 pm

Sorry for this question, but what OS using zfs

What about Oracle linux 6.x

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Re: BTRFS and ZFS file systems are not supported on linux ag

Post by PTide » Nov 06, 2016 7:42 pm

Oracle Linux does not use ZFS out-of-the-box. AFAIK there is only one distro that is officially ZFS ready - Ubuntu 16.04.

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Re: BTRFS and ZFS file systems are not supported on linux ag

Post by Someonenew2014 » Nov 07, 2016 6:24 am

Thanks.

I just came to know that the ext4 filesystem is installed by default for Oracle Linux 6,while XFS is the default file system for Oracle Enterprise Linux 7.



https://oss.oracle.com/ol6/docs/RELEASE ... GA-en.html
https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E52668_01/E5 ... t-xfs.html

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Re: BTRFS and ZFS file systems are not supported on linux ag

Post by PTide » Nov 07, 2016 9:53 am

Just keep in mind that ZFS and XFS are not the same thing.

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Re: BTRFS and ZFS file systems are not supported on linux ag

Post by Someonenew2014 » Nov 09, 2016 8:57 am 1 person likes this post

Thanks. Tested under Oracle Linux 7 with xfs and it is working fine.

This linux is a VM guest running on Hyper-V 2012 R2

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Re: BTRFS and ZFS file systems are not supported on linux ag

Post by togenshi » Nov 10, 2016 3:40 am

Is it because of the inbuilt snapshots? Either way, ZFS or BTRFS (now not for a long time) isn't going to be prod ready anytime soon.

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Re: BTRFS and ZFS file systems are not supported on linux ag

Post by PTide » Nov 10, 2016 11:09 am

There are many reasons. Both of these filesystems are not just filesystems but also very complicated pieces of software that incorporate various functions and several abstraction layers. BTRFS is already offered as a default filesystem in some distros (openSUSE for example), ZFS came fully supported in Ubuntu Xenial 16.04. Sure you are right that not so many people today will use either of those in prod, however I would not write them off so soon.

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