[lxc-users] OT: Btrfs or ZFS

Yonsy Solis yonsy.s.p at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 01:42:48 UTC 2016

On 20/04/16 18:50, 술욱 wrote:

> What do you, users and devs, prefer, Btrfs or ZFS?

i am dev and sysadmin too, and i prefer btrfs now (see below)

> My current setup is 2TB md raid1, Ext4. I was going to format Btrfs
> next weekend, but after reading the following link, I'm not so sure:
> https://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/02/16/zfs-is-the-fs-for-containers-in-ubuntu-16-04/
> Is there any preference in the LXC community on Btrfs vs ZFS?


> Are both FS well supported on LXC?


> Does any of these FS have LXC features the other one doesn't?

you can check here:


in resume, between btrfs and zfs almost no difference.

> I know this is a little off-topic but I don't know where else to ask
> for specific LXC features and/or preferences on FS.

I use btrfs three times, the first and third time without problems and 
the second time "almost" without problem.

You can see here:


that sometimes you will have problems with trusty/utopic if you do a 
dirty reboot. This was my problem when i was in trusty with 3.14 kernel 
and btrfs from this version. And they recommend upgrade at least to 
vivid with upraded btrfs in kernel and upgraded btrfs-tools.

some weeks ago i use trusty but with xenial kernel from hwe (4.4.x) and 
btrfs-tools from lxc stable ppa 

I am waiting some weeks to install xenial and lxd ... over btrfs for 
desktop and servers.

Yonsy Solis

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