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Tuesday, October 6 • 11:30 - 12:20
System Recovery with BTRFS and Snapshots / Rollback - Thorsten Kukok, SUSE

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Rollback on BTRFS (Thorsten Kukuk, SUSE)

BTRFS is a Copy-on-Write filesystem, which allows you to create snapshots very easy. With snapper, there is a tool which can create snapshots and allows you to restore single files. But what happens if your kernel update is broken, your initrd got corrupted or you cannot boot the system anymore for other reasons? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to boot an older, working snapshot?

New snapper versions have a new functionality for this: rollback.
With this, you can do a full system rollback to an older state.

This session will explain the benefits of it and how to use it. Additional, it will show some common pitfalls and how to avoid them, like which requirements are there for the partition layout, when a rollback can work, when not, and what happens with my data.


Thorsten Kukuk

Sr. Architect SLES, SUSE Linux GmbH
Biography: Thorsten Kukuk has a master degree in computer science and started with Linux in 1992. Since 1999 he is working for SUSE. Formerly as release manager, now as Senior Architect SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. He was, among others, involved in the following open source projects: glibc, NIS, Linux-PAM.

Tuesday October 6, 2015 11:30 - 12:20
Liffey Meeting 2

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