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newbies section for me as well
Garuda is my first system utilizing
btrfs, I am used to EXT4 just working.
So I got started reading about
Watched some videos, for example from Chris Titus Tech.
And then I remembered that I have 2x 1TB HDD drives in my system which are not really used.
After reading this part of the manual:
It should go something like this.
I format my drive
/dev/sda to btrfs.
Either by shell or a GUI and then simply add the device to the pool? (bad terminology I guess, that's why newbie section :P)
sudo btrfs device add /dev/sda /
sudo btrfs balance start /
But that's it?
Do I need to do something with
My desired outcome would be to have the 1TB drive as extra space for snapshots and files since I would like to include my
/home in timeshift as well.
Also is it even wise to do that with my main drive being a NVMe SSD and the other just a HDD?
Thanks for reading and help out a newbie - Thanks!
if you mean snapshot from /@ than it work only on same drive.
You can check this in timeshift.
BTRFS-Schnappschüsse werden auf der Systempartition gespeichert. Andere Partitionen werden nicht unterstützt.
BTRFS snapshots are stored on the system partition. Other partitions are not supported.
Well this cleared up some part of my question.
The snapshots will only be stored in my main drive
can back them up to a separate drive if what I've read is correct.
BTRFS literature is rather brutal.
You can do, but after restoring you got old files from snapshot, you lost changed and new files.
Use rsync and save your importend files (or /home) on other SSD/HDD/nvme or ext. Disk.
Timeshift is not a backup system, if your main device break you lost all files, its more a rescue system if upgrade break the system.
GRUB RESCUE - YIKES!
Okay so here is what I did.
/dev/sda and added a btrfs partition
Then I created
btrfs device add /dev/sda1 /data
After the I thought hey now I have 1TB more space in
df -h nice!
I should balance right? I balance
btrfs filesystem balance /data
Okay that took quite long.
A subvolume for my data sounds solid.
btrfs subvolume create eha_data
After some time doing other stuff, I decided to reboot. (just because I felt like it)
And grub rescue.
I am now in live garuda and undoing my steps, checking if that helped and if not..
Time to read some
Note I took this guide for chrooting
Okay my system is back after undoing my unholy work of doom.
Deleted the subvolume.
Deleted the drive.
reboot. and I am back again.
What did I do wrong?