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1 files changed, 20 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
index 16b45a56..38401481 100644
@@ -22,23 +22,32 @@ in the e2fsprogs sources, and is usually available as libuuid or
e2fsprogs-devel from various distros.
Building the utilities is just make ; make install. The programs go
-into /usr/local/bin. The commands available are:
+into /usr/local/bin. The mains commands available are:
mkfs.btrfs: create a filesystem
-btrfsctl: control program to create snapshots and subvolumes:
+btrfs: control program to create snapshots and subvolumes:
+ # mount a btrfs filesystem
mount /dev/sda2 /mnt
- btrfsctl -s new_subvol_name /mnt
- btrfsctl -s snapshot_of_default /mnt/default
- btrfsctl -s snapshot_of_new_subvol /mnt/new_subvol_name
- btrfsctl -s snapshot_of_a_snapshot /mnt/snapshot_of_new_subvol
+ # create a subvolume
+ btrfs subvolume create /mnt/new_subvol_name
+ # snapshot of a subvolume
+ btrfs subvolume snapshot /mnt/default /mnt/snapshot_of_default
+ btrfs subvolume snapshot /mnt/snapshot_of_default \
+ /mnt/snapshot_of_a_snapshot
+ # list of the subvolumes
ls /mnt
default snapshot_of_a_snapshot snapshot_of_new_subvol
new_subvol_name snapshot_of_default
- Snapshots and subvolumes cannot be deleted right now, but you can
- rm -rf all the files and directories inside them.
+ # removal of a subvolume or a snapshot
+ btrfs subvolume delete /mn/snapshot_of_a_snapshot
+ # look a the btrfs man page for further information
+ man btrfs
btrfsck: do a limited check of the FS extent trees.</li>
@@ -46,3 +55,5 @@ debug-tree: print all of the FS metadata in text form. Example:
debug-tree /dev/sda2 >& big_output_file