When will BTRFS be supported?

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When will BTRFS be supported?

Veeam Logoby kpl » Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:21 pm

Hello guys,

will BTRFS be supported by any chance? Actually this file system is the future and will replace soon or later ext4 and so on?
For me or my company its pretty essential because SAP is recommending SLES 12 with BTRFS for their system/db environment to run with.

Greetings

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Re: When will BTRFS be supported?

Veeam Logoby PTide » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:35 pm

Hi,

It'd be great if you shared the article/release notes where SAP actually recommends BTRFS so I could take a look, because I've never heard of such recommendation before. If there's a huge demand, we can discuss the feature request.

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Re: When will BTRFS be supported?

Veeam Logoby HannesK » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:26 am

I just got the request from a customer (but without SAP) earlier this week. They use RedHat / CentOS with btrfs.
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[MERGED] SLES BTRFS Support

Veeam Logoby Anja » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:52 am

Hello,
we use SLES 12SP2 on physical server and consider to use Veeam Agent for Linux for system backup. Unfortunately BTRFS isn't supported by Agent for Linux, is it planned to be supported in future releases?
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Re: When will BTRFS be supported?

Veeam Logoby PTide » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:50 pm

Hi Anja,

We don't have plans to support BTRFS so far.

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Re: When will BTRFS be supported?

Veeam Logoby jjschopp » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:48 pm

Hello guys,

I would like to also see BTRFS to be supported as well.
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Re: When will BTRFS be supported?

Veeam Logoby chris400 » Fri May 05, 2017 11:39 am

With SUSE Linux Enterprise 12, Btrfs is the default file system for the operating system

https://www.suse.com/releasenotes/x86_64/SUSE-SLES/12/
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Re: When will BTRFS be supported?

Veeam Logoby danjohnson » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:13 am

Another vote for BTRFS please - without this support this product is no use to us
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Re: When will BTRFS be supported?

Veeam Logoby hgrams » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:47 am

Almost one year later. BTRFS is now standard on SuSE and just a matter of time when other distributions use BTRFS. Currently you still have to do pull-ups to perform single file restores from such a Linux environment. This is one of the reasons why some of our customers do not want to use Veeam. Very bad :(

Now, is there more positive information for the support of BTRFS?

Thanks Harald
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Re: When will BTRFS be supported?

Veeam Logoby PTide » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:43 am 1 person likes this post

Hi,

We plan do to support BTRFS and are actively working on it, however I cannot say the exact version when this support is going to be delivered.

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Re: When will BTRFS be supported?

Veeam Logoby hgrams » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:58 am

Thanks for the information. I hope the the planned release date is not so far away.
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Re: When will BTRFS be supported?

Veeam Logoby mikeely » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:20 pm

I'm glad it's going to be (finally!) supported. I love how Veeam decided to support MurderFS(Reiser) but not btrfs on release. What decade is it again?
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Re: When will BTRFS be supported?

Veeam Logoby PTide » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:23 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi,

Unlike BTRFS, ReiserFS support did not require significant changes to the kernel module, it was basically working out of the box. BTRFS, on the contrary, is a quite complex thing to support, it's not just another filesystem, but a complicated tool which features and capabilities extend far beyond what any other filesystem can provide (except for ZFS, maybe). Also, despite BTRFS being default SLES filesystem, it wasn't quite clear whether it is being widely used in reality. All these factors combined caused the delay of BTRFS support.

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[MERGED] [FEATURE REQUEST] BtrFS support

Veeam Logoby jan.schmidt » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:38 am

Even if it already was requested, I will give one more vote for this request: we are currently implementing several SLES12SP3 installation, which I would like to backup. As in the meantime BtrFS is the default filesystem for SLES, there is one big question for me: is there any time frame for a release supporting BtrFS? I'm not finished with the installation and could switch to a supported filesystem, nevertheless this wouldn't be the best option for me.
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Feature Request BtrFS Support

Veeam Logoby GuidoJ » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:46 pm

+1 for the request. We would really like to be able to backup our SLES12 installations with Veeam.
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