Hey @kelbot how is it going with the t470? Did you buy one, right?
After some trouble with encryption hooks and waiting a little while #btrfs applied the raid 0 and rebalanced the ssds, I finally was able to reboot the new system! Now I am using a raid 0 for data, raid 1 for metadata, fully encrypted in btrfs!
The difference in performance is significant: the system feels much more snappier, and now I also have almost double the space. Couldn't be happier, and this kind off experiment only streghten my love for #freesoftware!
Fancy #btrfs. I found out that my battle-tested dell e6440 has a msata slot. I bought a pretty cheap msata ssd to finally try out raid capabilities of btrfs.
Since my other ssd is encrypted, I had to encrypt the new ssd as well, as change my bootloader from syslinux to grub (seems that syslinux doesn't support booting in a raid 0 root partition). I also used the opportunity to encrypt my /boot partition, now the system is all closed down.
I am still on wayland (sway). It has been great really. Granted I don't have any weird or niche application needs and that I favor command line tools probably helps me avoid a lot of possible rough spots without knowing it. Still, it is solid and ready for daily use in my opinion at least for a significant number of people without complicated needs.
26 years strong! Happy Anniversary! Happy #DebianDay!
Debian celebrates 26 years! https://bits.debian.org/2019/08/debian-turns-26.html
Soon I'll receive a msata ssd, and I will try online management in #btrfs, simply adding this other disk to my btrfs pool and put it to work on some kind of raid (thinking of raid 0 for data and raid 1 for metadata). Time to do some fancy stuff with free software!
@kelbot or anyone who wants to give $0.02: Did you use #AMD in the last 2-3 years, with this new #zen/#zen+/#zen2 architecture? If so, did you like the support for your gnu/linux flavor? I am out for some 10 years of the desktop market, but recently read about Ryzen 3000 and was told that amd has good support for linux (of course, good support for me is free software drivers at least), and I want to know the experience of somebody here.
After almost two years of #btrfs, today it was the first time that I exceeded myself and broke it! So, I had to rollback the "/" subvolume from a backup. I used send receive, deleted the damaged subvolume and create a new one in place using the backed up snapshop (2 lines in my terminal). Done! System is fully functional again, amazing! I should explore more. FIY, @iah, hope you get along well with btrfs ...
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