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Re: [opensuse] Get an SSD just for swap?
  • From: Bob Williams <usenet@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:15:04 +0000
  • Message-id: <20171127171504.37d92e96@blackbox>
On Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:21:24 +0000
Mikhail Ramendik <mr@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 27 November 2017 at 11:59, Carlos E. R.
<robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

That means I need a 64Gb SSD.
If you use btrfs, double it.

After I was caught out during an upgrade with root full because of
snapshots, I don't think I will be using btrfs again, sorry suse.

I think the problem of root filling up with snapshots is the fault of snapper
(an openSUSE program), not btrfs, even though the snapshotting capability is
provided by btrfs. Please don't blame btrfs for problems not of its making.

When you create the / partition at installation time, YaST offers an option to
use snapshots, which you can decline if you want to. ISTR it defaults to 'yes'
so you have enter the partitioning dialog to do this.

Having said that, I understand that the default settings for snapper have
improved in Leap 42.3. Don't know about other SUSE systems (SLES, TW)

Bob Williams
System: Linux 4.4.92-31-default
Distro: openSUSE 42.3 (x86_64)
Desktop: KDE Frameworks: 5.32.0, Qt: 5.6.2 and Plasma: 5.8.7
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