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Offline devil

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Re: Winter is coming - Next Release
« Reply #15 on: 2022/11/21, 15:10:55 »
Do you have a link to the GitHub you mentioned? If it works with ext4, we would gladly test it. But that would not make it into the upcoming release. For that, we will have to stick to btrfs.

Offline thomv

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Re: Winter is coming - Next Release
« Reply #16 on: 2022/11/21, 21:31:46 »
I did a simple websearch (snapper gui) an found https://github.com/ricardomv/snapper-gui/tree/master. (Now I see it is at least two years old.) As I said, I´m not really experienced and rely on the judgement of the siduction team, what can be done.
To try it myself is way beyond my knowhow.
So, no pressure and thanks for everything, that`s possible.

Offline scholle1

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Re: Winter is coming - Next Release
« Reply #17 on: 2022/11/22, 13:11:42 »
Do you have a link to the GitHub you mentioned? [...]

As devil wrote, the snapshot functionality relies on btrfs, but conversion from ext4 to btrfs is supported.

Some information:
1) 'man btrfs-convert'
   DESCRIPTION
       The  btrfs-convert  tool  can  be  used  to convert existing source filesystem image to a btrfs
       filesystem in-place.  The original filesystem image  is  accessible  in  subvolume  named  like
       ext2_saved as file image.
       Supported filesystems:
       • ext2, ext3, ext4 -- original feature, always built in
       • reiserfs -- since version 4.13, optionally built, requires libreiserfscore 3.6.27
       • ntfs -- external tool https://github.com/maharmstone/ntfs2btrfs

2) 'https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Main_Page'
   Major Features Currently Implemented
   [...]
   In-place conversion of existing ext2/3/4 and reiserfs file systems
   [...]

3) See also
https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Conversion_from_Ext3
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Offline thomv

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Re: Winter is coming - Next Release
« Reply #18 on: 2022/11/23, 20:45:33 »
OK, so I guess it would be best to do a new install with btrfs. The snapshot functionality would have been an additional safety-net, if something goes wrong with an update. But to convert the filesystem of the system-partition is beyond may abilities, at least at the moment. Thanks for the info.