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Any open-source implementation of file based flex-cloning?

irakli_natsvlishvili
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Brief search does not come with anything - is there any open-source project with the same functionality as file based flex cloning?

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aborzenkov
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Linux "cp --reflink" does very much the same on filesystems that support it (btrfs, I think recent XFS, ocfs2, may be more).

irakli_natsvlishvili
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With cp --reflink can you delete parent of the cloned file like the one with ONTAP?

 

On backed implementation does it do block level cloning like Netapp does?

aborzenkov
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Answer to 1 is "yes". I am not sure what you mean with "block level cloning". "cp --reflink" creates file that shares actual data areas with source. To my knowledge that is what flexcloning file on NetApp does as well.

irakli_natsvlishvili
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Thanks. Will give a try.

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