whatever happened to yum + btrfs snapshotting?
ndbecker2 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 13:27:54 UTC 2015
Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 7:53 AM, Neal Becker <ndbecker2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Some time back there was discussion of being able to rollback yum updates via
>> btrfs snapshotting. As I recall, it turned out that the default btrfs
>> install was not setup correctly to make this feasible (I had briefly tested
>> it on my
>> machine). I haven't heard anything since - this seems like a great idea.
> Well, yum is being retired in favor of dnf and btrfs still isn't the
> default filesystem because it still isn't stable enough. So that's
> basically what happened.
> Now, it is possible to do this in dnf (either with btrfs or with dm
> snapshots) but I'm not aware of anyone working on it. Fedora has the
> Snapper tool available in the repos, which could do snapshotting
> outside of dnf as well.
My recollection was that snapshots on btrfs worked, but it was difficult to
really do the rollback because the snapshots were stored inside the root as a
subtree, or something to this effect - and that to work nicely the original
btrfs install needed to be done differently?
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