Totally! A few weeks ago I was on my decades old WinOS and bfore I landed here on Manjaro i installed like 15 distros including Arc, Debian, CentOS, many buntus etc and I think Manjaro was pretty much the easiest to install+config with non free drivers and kernel etc.
Yes 16GB and I dont do video work to worry bec of swap. Evden if the system would crash dead by out of RAm, than I will just click on a BTRFS snapshot to backup and in 100ms the system is back in game…
What is the reason for, advantage of that…? Seriously. I a noob is aksing the pros. If it is not worth it than I will reinstall that laptop for my mom again…
i do check the fstab once i finish the install. unfortunately the kde full installer doesn’t offer to create the required btrfs volumes. you have to do it yourself. unless this has been updated recently
It does not offer Btfr auto partitioning. I installed from that KDE iso just 24h ago too. It is why I have a single Btrfs volume and nothing else. I am a win user. You see, there is one single OS, so there is one single volume. Period Okay, and a boot.
very interesting problem in regards to out of ram. very weird indeed. have you set sysctl -w vm.swappiness=1? to set that permanently in the /etc/sysctl.d folder the file 99-swappiness.conf with the setting vm.swappiness=1
you know what. i have no idea what advantage it has at the moment either. however, i read somewhere that a volume is like a folder you store data in
No I did not set that. I have seen that one the net but some pros said that it is not really advised on SSD and/or with plenty of RAM without swap or somethign liek that. I have leartn that it is betetr not to mess to much with the system when it runs butter smooth and snappy like Manjaro I have tried many other distros these weeks where you would definitely need like dozens of tweaks just to feel them running okayish…
I would love to see btrfs receiving more attention on Manjaro. Its features, particularly snapshots, are too powerful not to receive prime attention. And with credible distributions such as Suse and now Fedora defaulting to it, in my view this is an are where Manjaro seems to be falling behind.
I have defaulted to Manjaro as my primary distro as I find its core principles practically unbeatable in the desktop Linux world, but I have found its btrfs implementation to be unreliable as my system kept hanging periodically for long stretches each time. Ended up having to format into ext4 and snapshot with timeshift in rsync. Not ideal, but stable.
Hi. How has this hourly snapshotting setup been working for you? Stable?
I had that for a while on my i7 with SSD, but after around 100 snapshots, I suffered some data corruption problems on the snapshots themselves. Running a timeshift checking command ended up erasing most snapshots and from that point onwards it was a horror story that only got solved when I gave up on brtfs and reverted to ext4 on Manjaro.