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Articles for the keywords: Btrfs
02 Jan 2017 How Facebook Uses Linux and Btrfs: An Interview with Chris Mason [59400], December 29th, 2016

"Chris Mason is the principal author of Btrfs, the open source file system that's seen as the default file system for SUSE Enterprise Linux. Mason started working on Btrfs at Oracle and then moved to Facebook where he continued to work on the file system as a member of the company's Linux kernel team. When Facebook has new kernels that need to go out, Mason helps make sure that everything's been properly tested and meets performance needs.

We sat down with Mason to learn more about the status of Btrfs and how Facebook is using Linux and Btrfs. Here is an edited version of that interview..."
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23 Jun 2016 Training Thursdays: BTRFS in Oracle Linux 7 [53729]
By Antoinette O'Sullivan

Antoinette blogs, "Here are some facts about BTRFS for Oracle Linux users:

  • BTRFS is available as a partitioning scheme during the installation of Oracle Linux 7.

  • BTRFS is "production ready" with Oracle Linux.

  • The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) includes numerous BTRFS improvements.

  • While BTRFS might have slower write performance than XFS due to its data integrity and copy-on-write functionality, it's benefits often outweigh this impact. This is particularly true for the root filesystem and the filesystem that stores binaries, as they don't require high performance and can be greatly improved through snapshotting, sub volume and send/receive support.

BTRFS is one of the many topics you can learn about by taking the Oracle Linux 7: System Administration course..."
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21 Mar 2016 Get Up to Speed on Oracle Linux 7! Take Interactive Training Courses [50980]
By Diana.H. Gray

Diana blogs, "Oracle Linux 7 builds on Oracle's approach to providing support for emerging technologies, such as OpenStack.

It delivers the latest Linux innovations, tools, and features customers and partners need to deliver enterprise-grade solutions for the modern data center.

To discover what Oracle Linux 7 has to offer, Oracle University offers courses to get you started as an Oracle Linux system administrator.

Learn about XFS, Btrfs, Linux Containers (LXC), Dtrace, Ksplice, Xen enhancements and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3..."
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25 Aug 2014 Ahoy! Cast off with Docker on Oracle Linux [38034]
By Avi Miller

Avi Miller writes, "There's no need to upgrade to Oracle Linux 7 to start playing with Docker: we've built it for Oracle Linux 6 and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 and released it into the addons channel on This release of Docker uses the native libcontainers engine by default as well as supporting btrfs as the storage engine.

If you've already got Oracle Linux 7 installed, don't worry we have you covered: we've released Docker for Oracle Linux 7 as well...."
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13 Dec 2013 Virtual Sysadmin Day - 2014 - January 28th, 2014 [34004]
Sysadmins for Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, or Oracle VM join this Free virtual event

Sysadmins for Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, or Oracle VM join Oracle at this FREE virtual event:

  • Learn tips and best practices for deploying Oracle Solaris 11 in the cloud?
  • Get a better understanding of how to take advantage of Oracle Solaris 11 unique features in software lifecycle, virtualization and data management?
  • Keep Oracle Linux up to date by accessing updates and errata with yum, apply kernel updates with Ksplice, and use btrfs to allow rolling back of updates
  • Run multiple, isolated instances of Oracle Linux with extremely low overhead using Linux Containers
  • Deploy and manage a private cloud with Oracle VM and Enterprise Manager 12c?
  • Virtualize and deploy Oracle Database in minutes using Oracle VM Templates

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Register today for Virtual Sysadmin Day: 2014
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