Does BTRFS stripe files across multiple drives?

Does BTRFS stripe data/files across multiple drives?

What I’d like to avoid is spinning up multiple drives to read/write files, especially small files.

I also don’t think I need fast data throughput when streaming video to my HTPC either.


Hello snake,

It does by default stripe data across all devices in a filesystem, but can easily be configured not to. Configuring a filesystem as “single” will just join the drives into a single volume and distribute one copy of the data across them.

See Using Btrfs with Multiple Devices and mkfs.btrfs for much more information.

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