[Freedombox-discuss] FBX Snapshots Module on Rasberry Pi 3

Sunil Mohan Adapa sunil at medhas.org
Tue Apr 18 11:27:43 UTC 2017

On Monday 17 April 2017 11:32 PM, julian wrote:
> Hello all.
> Similar but maybe outdated question?
> https://github.com/freedombox/Plinth/issues/568
> Quick question:
> Is it possible to use Snapshots on freedombox running on a raspberry pi 3?
> I am trying to install Snapshots but I get this crazy error:
> According to the Issue #568
> (https://github.com/freedombox/Plinth/issues/568
> ) SunilMohanAdapa says that this error is because raspberry pi is using
> ext4 and NOT btrfs.
> So my question is: can btrfs be used on a raspberry pi running freedombox?
> I essentially want to have to snapshots and backups of my fbx. And I
> know this could be achieved many ways (make a cronjob with rsync, etc)
> but I would like to try out the Snapshots module that is built into
> freedombox.

With recent changes to freedom-maker, we are now building Raspberry Pi 2
and 3 images with btrfs filesystem instead of the earlier ext4.  If you
are in a position to build an image using freedom-maker (or wait for a
new RPi image release) then snapshots module should work.


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