Bake Up a Btrfs RAID1 Array

After a month away from writing, I took a dive into new tech for me with “new to me” hardware. Check out the article on

Because the steps I used can be recreated on just about any Linux distro, I didn’t mention that I did this on a fresh install of MX Linux 19.2. I know that @CubicleNate would have preferred that I use btrfs with OpenSuse, but I had a USB handy with MX Linux 19.2 ready to go after I got the desktop put together.

Maybe, I should write up an article about the new hardware, that I got for free. It was a nice upgrade from the i3 Toshiba laptop I had been using with 4 GB of RAM and a 120 GB SSD. Now I have a 3rd Gen i5 with 8 GB of RAM and three drive bays full of GB of storage. I’m having a great time with this new system which is set up as my spare machine at my standing desk at work. The work Windows laptop is getting less and less attention these days, because I’m doing more standing. :slight_smile:


Yes, of COURSE I would have preferred you used openSUSE but BTRFS is for all, not just for those that are a fan of the the Chameleon! Great article! Though, I just say, I am spoiled with YaST that it takes care of the file system without me having to think much of it.