I have just finished my first installation on btrfs. I should admit at the outset that I haven’t been doing much of homework on this so please bear with me. I used Gparted in the live usb and created two partitons one ESP and one / formatted as btrfs:
Model: WDC WD10 JPVX-08JC3T6 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: gpt Disk Flags: Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 1049kB 785GB 785GB ext4 2 785GB 893GB 107GB ext4 3 893GB 1000GB 107GB ext4 Model: SKHynix_HFS001TD9TNG-L3A0B (nvme) Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 1024GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: gpt Disk Flags: Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 1049kB 106MB 105MB fat32 boot, esp 2 106MB 43.1GB 42.9GB btrfs
I have seen that some users have subvolumes for home and or Timeshift snapshots. Is this something I should have created at the time of installation or is it possible to do it now? Or should I have created a separated partition only for home and then what format should I have chosen btrfs or ext4?
I’ll be grateful for any comments and suggestions. If you need some more info please tell me.
correcting the spelling
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> UUID=D79B-9C85 /boot/efi vfat umask=0077 0 2 UUID=90793bd8-8680-45f2-88d6-05b1b9968539 / btrfs subvol=@,defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag 0 1 UUID=90793bd8-8680-45f2-88d6-05b1b9968539 /home btrfs subvol=@home,defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag 0 2
Learning by doing as I go
Looks like home is put already automatically on a subvolume of it’s own.