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    Default btrfs administration - multiple storage pools

    We are building a storage server, and are looking for a graphical tool to administer the storage. Optimally, we would like to use btrfs so that we can create and resize volumes on the fly as needed, so the tool would need to be able to manage btrfs quotas or something similar on another filesystem.

    The current YAST Partitioner tool doesn't see the second btrfs storage pool that I have created and mounted at all, in fact, it says the disks are not being used.

    Any other suggestions?

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    Default Re: btrfs administration - multiple storage pools

    Quote Originally Posted by justlikeef View Post
    btrfs storage pool
    What is it exactly? btrfs is not zfs and does not use "pools" anywhere. Please show commands you used to create "pool" and/or current status of it to understand what you mean.

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    Default Re: btrfs administration - multiple storage pools

    What term works best to describe a btrfs multi-device filesystem? Pool seems to be the going term: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=btrfs+pool

    mkfs.btrfs -m raid1 -d raid1 /dev/sda /dev/sdb /dev/sdc /dev/sdd /dev/sde /dev/sdf /dev/sdg /dev/sdh /dev/sdi /dev/sdj /dev/sdk /dev/sdl /dev/sdm /dev/sdn /dev/sdo /dev/sdp
    mount -t btfs /dev/sda /data

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    Default Re: btrfs administration - multiple storage pools

    Quote Originally Posted by justlikeef View Post
    What term works best to describe a btrfs multi-device filesystem?
    Exactly this - "multi-device filesystem". YaST partition module does not support it, so I would not be surprised if it does not show it.

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    Default Re: btrfs administration - multiple storage pools

    If you are talking about user quotas then I can't help you with a GUI. If you are looking to manage the disks with a GUI and are using GNOME then gparted does exactly what you need with the set-up you describe.

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