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Transactional Updates with btrfs


I switched to the distributions room, so I have a seat when the Alpine Linux talk starts.

Talk by Thorsten Kukuk.


  • Update should not interrupt serivces
  • Updates either fully applied to not at all
  • Intrusive updates?
  • Rolling distributions?
  • Restart desktop while users are logged in?


  • Update is atomic: all or nothing
  • Update can be rolled back


  • Btrfs with snapsots enabled
  • Btrfs progs


  • Seperate data and applications
  • Create a future snapshot
  • Install software
  • Rollback
  • Reboot

The rest is totally SuSE specific, ...

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