Are btrfs volumes more robust than ext4?

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Are btrfs volumes more robust than ext4?

Unread post by megalania » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:36 pm

There seem to be lots threads about losing volumes due to file system corruption.

Is btrfs more resistant to this than ext4?

Have people lost btrfs volumes?

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Re: Are btrfs volumes more robust than ext4?

Unread post by Squozen » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:48 am

It should be more robust, yes. It's a copy-on-write system so it never leaves the filesystem in a state where data may be lost in the event of power loss or a drive disconnection. it also checksums all data to prevent against bitrot.

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