here is the situation.
I am building a file server /VM server based on OpenSuse 13.1
after several post that were maybe a bit too complicated/ asking for too much in a single post
I am tackling one issue at a time from now on.
What I have so far :
I build out a server with an OpenSuse 13.1 using LXDE GUI (I want to have GUI on my server for ease of operation. I do not like CLI and will resort to it only in extreme cases when all other thing fails)
my server layout is :
“/” is on a single 1T HDD + swap (1GB SWAP + 999GB /root)
“/home” is on a separate 1T HDD full drive use
DATA(existing and planned) :
1x2T HDD – single BTRFS partition
2x3T HDD – empty
planned to add 3 or 4 2TB HDD for additional data capacity. I already hav the drives but they are used in other setups for now, but as the data is moved onto this new FS they will become available and added to the system.
My question is :
#1. Does OpenSuse recognize BTRFS multi-device volumes
I know I can partition a single drive using BTRFS and it comes up as mounted or available to mount volume in File Manager.
as I open the file manager now I see my 2T drives and can access it/mount it just fine
but when I create muli-device BTRFS volume on my 3T drives (yeas using CLI as you can not do that with Yast partitioner) instead of the single 3T volume (I use Raid1 option) I still see 2 3T drives in the list.
what am I doing wrong? or what don’t I understand about Linux file system/LVM/BTRFS ?
practically all tutorial/how-tos on BTRFS use I can find revolve around CLI
but nothing I see so far that would explain how all this should work/look and feel from with in GUI