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btrfs(8) Manual Page

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NAME

btrfs - control a btrfs filesystem

SYNOPSIS

btrfs <command> [<args>]

DESCRIPTION

btrfs is used to control the filesystem and the files and directories stored. It is the tool to create or destroy a snapshot or a subvolume for the filesystem, to defrag a file or a directory, flush the data to the disk, to resize the filesystem, to scan the device.

It is possible to abbreviate the commands unless the commands are ambiguous. For example: it is possible to run btrfs sub snaps instead of btrfs subvolume snapshot. But btrfs file s is not allowed, because file s may be interpreted both as filesystem show and as filesystem sync.

If a command is terminated by --help, the detailed help is showed. If the passed command matches more commands, detailed help of all the matched commands is showed. For example btrfs dev --help shows the help of all device* commands.

COMMANDS

subvolume
Create/delete/list/manage btrfs subvolume.
See btrfs-subvolume(8) for details.
filesystem
Manage a btrfs filesystem, including label setting/sync and so on.
See btrfs-filesystem(8) for details.
[filesystem] balance
Balance btrfs filesystem chunks across single or several devices.
See btrfs-balance(8) for details.
device
Manage devices managed by btrfs, including add/delete/scan and so on.
See btrfs-device(8) for details.
scrub
Scrub a btrfs filesystem.
See btrfs-scrub(8) for details.
check
Do off-line check on a btrfs filesystem.
See btrfs-check(8) for details.
rescue
Try to rescue damaged btrfs filesystem.
See btrfs-rescue(8) for details.
restore
Manage a btrfs filesystem, including label setting/sync and so on.
See btrfs-restore(8) for details.
inspect-internal
Debug tools for developers/hackers.
See btrfs-inspect-internal(8) for details.
send
Send subvolume data to stdout/file for backup and etc.
See btrfs-send(8) for details.
receive
Receive subvolume data from stdin/file for restore and etc.
See btrfs-receive(8) for details.
quota
Manage quota on btrfs filesystem like enabling/rescan and etc.
See btrfs-quota(8) and btrfs-qgroup(8) for details.
qgroup
Manage quota group(qgroup) for btrfs filesystem.
See btrfs-qgroup(8) for details.
replace
Replace btrfs devices.
See btrfs-replace(8) for details.

EXIT STATUS

btrfs returns a zero exist status if it succeeds. Non zero is returned in case of failure.

AVAILABILITY

btrfs is part of btrfs-progs. Please refer to the btrfs wiki http://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org for further details.

SEE ALSO

mkfs.btrfs(8), ionice(1), btrfs-subvolume(8), btrfs-filesystem(8), btrfs-balance(8), btrfs-device(8), btrfs-scrub(8), btrfs-check(8), btrfs-rescue(8), btrfs-restore(8), btrfs-inspect-internal(8), btrfs-send(8), btrfs-receive(8), btrfs-quota(8), btrfs-qgroup(8), btrfs-replace(8),

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