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#1 2024-06-29 14:49:32

Section8
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Registered: 2023-05-12
Posts: 19

EXT4 to BTRFS question

I am in the process of converting my home desktop system from EXT4+LVM to btrfs and still trying to wrap my head around btrfs.

Under EXT4, I had my big media files (digital picture collection, etc) in a separate filesystem mounted as /mnt/data.  I bind mounted the appropriate /home directories to /mnt/data.  So /home/user/pictures  bind mounts to /mnt/data/pictures, and so on.

In my dim understanding of btrfs, it seems like a subvolume is a "fancy" sub-directory, and mounting a subvolume is kind of like a more sophisticated bind mount.  With this in mind, maybe it would be a good idea to organize /mnt/data so that each media directory is a subvolume, and mount the subvolumes to /home, instead of doing bind mounts.

Would there be any point to this, or am I over thinking things?

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