NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | COMMAND SYNTAX | COMMANDS | STANDALONE TOOLS | EXIT STATUS | AVAILABILITY | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

BTRFS(8)                        Btrfs Manual                        BTRFS(8)

NAME         top

       btrfs - a toolbox to manage btrfs filesystems

SYNOPSIS         top

       btrfs <command> [<args>]

DESCRIPTION         top

       The btrfs utility is a toolbox for managing btrfs filesystems. There
       are command groups to work with subvolumes, devices, for whole
       filesystem or other specific actions. See section COMMANDS.

       There are also standalone tools for some tasks like btrfs-convert or
       btrfstune that were separate historically and/or haven’t been merged
       to the main utility. See section STANDALONE TOOLS for more details.

       For other topics (mount options, etc) please refer to the separate
       manual page btrfs(5).

COMMAND SYNTAX         top

       Any command name can be shortened as far as it stays unambiguous,
       however it is recommended to use full command names in scripts. All
       command groups have their manual page named btrfs-<group>.

       For example: it is possible to run btrfs sub snaps instead of btrfs
       subvolume snapshot. But btrfs file s is not allowed, because file s
       may be interpreted both as filesystem show and as filesystem sync.

       If the command name is ambiguous, the list of conflicting options is
       printed.

       For an overview of a given command use btrfs command --help or btrfs
       [command...] --help --full to print all available options.

COMMANDS         top

       balance
           Balance btrfs filesystem chunks across single or several devices.

           See btrfs-balance(8) for details.

       check
           Do off-line check on a btrfs filesystem.

           See btrfs-check(8) for details.

       device
           Manage devices managed by btrfs, including add/delete/scan and so
           on.

           See btrfs-device(8) for details.

       filesystem
           Manage a btrfs filesystem, including label setting/sync and so
           on.

           See btrfs-filesystem(8) for details.

       inspect-internal
           Debug tools for developers/hackers.

           See btrfs-inspect-internal(8) for details.

       property
           Get/set a property from/to a btrfs object.

           See btrfs-property(8) for details.

       qgroup
           Manage quota group(qgroup) for btrfs filesystem.

           See btrfs-qgroup(8) for details.

       quota
           Manage quota on btrfs filesystem like enabling/rescan and etc.

           See btrfs-quota(8) and btrfs-qgroup(8) for details.

       receive
           Receive subvolume data from stdin/file for restore and etc.

           See btrfs-receive(8) for details.

       replace
           Replace btrfs devices.

           See btrfs-replace(8) for details.

       rescue
           Try to rescue damaged btrfs filesystem.

           See btrfs-rescue(8) for details.

       restore
           Try to restore files from a damaged btrfs filesystem.

           See btrfs-restore(8) for details.

       scrub
           Scrub a btrfs filesystem.

           See btrfs-scrub(8) for details.

       send
           Send subvolume data to stdout/file for backup and etc.

           See btrfs-send(8) for details.

       subvolume
           Create/delete/list/manage btrfs subvolume.

           See btrfs-subvolume(8) for details.

STANDALONE TOOLS         top

       There are several standalone tools to provide certain functionality.
       If the functionality proves to be useful, the standalone tools are
       declared obsolete and their functionality copied to the main tool.
       The deprecation period is long (years) and the obsolete binaries are
       still provided.

       Tools that are still in active use without an equivalent in btrfs:

       btrfs-convert
           in-place conversion from ext2/3/4 filesystems to btrfs

       btrfstune
           tweak some filesystem properties on a unmounted filesystem

       btrfs-select-super
           rescue tool to overwrite primary superblock from a spare copy

       btrfs-find-root
           rescue helper to find tree roots in a filesystem

       Deprecated and obsolete tools:

       btrfs-debug-tree
           moved to btrfs inspect-internal dump-tree

       btrfs-show-super
           moved to btrfs inspect-internal dump-super

       btrfs-zero-log
           moved to btrfs rescue zero-log

EXIT STATUS         top

       btrfs returns a zero exit status if it succeeds. Non zero is returned
       in case of failure.

AVAILABILITY         top

       btrfs is part of btrfs-progs. Please refer to the btrfs wiki
       http://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org for further details.

SEE ALSO         top

       btrfs-balance(8), btrfs-check(8), btrfs-convert(8), btrfs-device(8),
       btrfs-filesystem(8), btrfs-inspect-internal(8), btrfs-property(8),
       btrfs-qgroup(8), btrfs-quota(8), btrfs-receive(8), btrfs-replace(8),
       btrfs-rescue(8), btrfs-restore(8), btrfs-scrub(8), btrfs-send(8),
       btrfs-subvolume(8), btrfstune(8), mkfs.btrfs(8)

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the btrfs-progs (btrfs filesystem tools)
       project.  Information about the project can be found at 
       ⟨https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Btrfs_source_repositories⟩.
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       ⟨https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Problem_FAQ#How_do_I_report_bugs_and_issues.3F⟩.
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