On Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:34:46 -0500 C Anthony Risinger firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
if you want to use it you'll probably just want to keep close eye on development and be conservative about chosen options (eg. bootloaders cant handle compression/etc), but IME at least it's been pretty solid all things considered :-)
My desktop has UPS, so I hope I can avoid one kind of errors due to improper shutdown.
... if you need an external backup solution it works great as a fast/efficient differential system, whereby each "backup" is an really an in-place rsync to a new snapshot. there are folks working on a means to "remote-send" the FS to other destinations, now sure the exact details on that one.
No, for backup I use Amanda and LTO (2) tapes and the btrfs would serve my desktop.
... and the fsck appears to be literally days away ... Chris just mentioned it again a day or two ago before going on vacation, though it's seemed close for some time now. in short, it's definitely doable, and it's crammed with a bunch of interesting features, but you should at this point still be prepared to recover and/or lose it all (but to be fair, in a couple years on the list i haven't seen many FS'es totally nuked)
For now I'll experiment with my old laptop, but I had some GPT/syslinux related issues with install...let me resolve those first.