I am looking to buy a new synology nas and am considering trying out btrfs because of the anti bit-rot feature. Most discussion I find on the internet recommends ext4, but usually for reasons that are not really relevant to me. Some cornerstones of my setup: I wanna go for 4x4tb with 1 disc redundancy...
Dec 18, 2017 · Then you can use ext4 or Btrfs as the file system. Btrfs gives some features over ext4 like shadow copies and synology replication etc....it will not affect the RAIDs. In a way, like Windows machines, your RAID 1 or RAID 5 HDD will not really affect if you install Windows using NTFS or FAT32 (if within the size limitations).
Mar 18, 2020 · Ext4 vs. Btrfs: Which Linux File System Should You Use? Quite honestly, not enough people consider which file system to use for their computers. Windows and macOS users have little reason to look, since they really have only one choice for their system—NTFS and HFS+, respectively.
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Using btrfs and compression all this time since we start testing it in Fedora and i don't want go back to ext4. :) Here some benchmarks which i did for test case with mock and where Chris explain me more interesting stuff. More powerful CPU will benefit even more in this case for sure. Using zstd:1 on HDD and SSD (non-NVMe).
Mar 04, 2017 · # mkfs -t ext4 /tmp/image1 will create a ext2 filesystem on image1, if its not big enough (warning “Filesystem too small for a journal” means a filesystem without a journal, a.k.a. ext2, is created) If you don’t realize this and nevertheless mount it as ext4. The df and mount methods above will mirror back ext4:
The btrfs lacks the RAID-Z features of ZFS, so the RAID is still in an experimental state with the btrfs. For pure data storage, however, the btrfs is the winner over the ext4, but time still will tell.
The NVMe Zoned NameSpace proposal is also being drafted to add a zone abstraction to the NVMe specifications. Natively supporting ZBDs in a filesystem is not a trivial change. Some filesystems must rely on special block layer drivers to ensure sequential writes (e.g. ext4 and the dm-zoned device mappers).
Last time I tested ext4, xfs and btrfs, deletions really lagged behind. Now, it looks like btrfs is quite a bit more robust. Now, it looks like btrfs is quite a bit more robust. Additionally, there are better repair and recovery tools which were basically missing before. btrfs doesn’t lag behind like it used to, and while it is a little slower in some cases, it’s only a few percent.