WinBtrfs 1.0 Released For Supporting Btrfs On Windows
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Storage on 5 September 2017 at 06:18 AM EDT. 29 Comments
LINUX STORAGE --
Mark Harmstone has released version 1.0 of his custom Windows driver for supporting Linux's Btrfs file-system under Windows 7 and newer.

Harmstone's WinBtrfs driver is a "reimplementation from scratch" of Btrfs for Windows that supports all major functionality as well as basic RAID 0/1/10/5/6, caching, Btrfs partition discovery, ACLs, symlinks and hardlinks, free-space cache, LZO/ZLib compression, balancing, scrubbing, TRIM/DISCARD, and much more.

Those interested in having Btrfs read/write support from Windows can learn more via WinBtrfs on GitHub. This project has been in the works for more than a year and has wound up being perhaps the most capable effort to date for those wanting Btrfs access from Windows.

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