For those curious about first-hand stories of using Btrfs
in a production environment, Alan Pope of Canonical has written about his positive experiences in running Btrfs on a production server for more than the past year.
While Btrfs isn't always the fastest file-system
, it makes up for in other areas not covered by benchmarks like transparent file-system compression, checksumming, online resizing, native RAID, online disk management, error recovering, and snapshot support. Since deploying Btrfs on a local storage server, the engineering manager of product strategy at Canonical proclaimed in today's blog post, "I love Btrfs."
Alan Pope's other takeaways include an important Btrfs fix related to scrubbing in Linux 3.11, online volume resizing is easy, and "Btrfs is stupidly easy to setup."
Those wanting to read more about Pope's experiences with Btrfs can find his blog post at Popey.com