[arch-general] btrfs/snapper hook for pacman 5.0?

Karol Babioch karol at babioch.de
Tue Feb 2 13:53:43 UTC 2016


Am 02.02.2016 um 14:15 schrieb Elmar Stellnberger:
> However you may implement this feature please make sure that it takes
> care of the availabel disk space! Most people do only have limited space
> on their root partition and by making numerous snapshots your hard drive
> will be clobbered soon. Besides this the feature should stop
> automatically or ask for elder snapshots to be deleted before the max.
> drive fill reaches a certain percentage (f.i. 80%). As soon as your root
> partition gets filled by 100% you may not even be able to boot from it.

The good thing is that snapper is taking care of most of these issues.
It will automatically remove snapshots (according to your configuration).

pacman is also checking for available disk space before doing the upgrade.

So for all practical means the combination of both should be good enough.

Best regards,
Karol Babioch

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