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Bug#679853: general: Too much downtime during a big dist-upgrade - avoidable with snapshots


am Mon, Jul 02, 2012 at 11:11:51AM +0600 hast du folgendes geschrieben:
> 1) The installer should be able to install the system to a btrfs
> subvolume (except /home and /var, which should be on separate
> subvolumes).
> 2) On such system, dpkg and apt/aptitude, if requested by the user
> and/or by default, should make a writeable snapshot of the root
> subvolume, mount it to some temporary location, chroot into it and
> perform the upgrade there. During this process, the main system will,
> of course, continue to work.

it is not sufficient on a Debian system to just branch off the root filesystem
given that important state information of the package manager is stored in

Of course somebody could port the Nexenta snapshotting method (with ZFS) to
Debian proper with btrfs...

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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