On Tue 28 Mar 2017 05:44:01 AM CDT, rahul gaur wrote:

malcolmlewis;37162 Wrote:
> Hi
> You need to configure the settings in the /etc/snapper/configs/root
> file, to reduce the snapshot number. If your installing a file here
> and a file there on the system, then yes snapshots build up.
>
> Deleting the cronjob is not the right thing to do, you need to
> manually run so it will cleanup, also ensure the btrfs maintenance
> tools are installed and run the weekly cronjob to balance btrfs
> filesystem.
>
> Manual deletion of snapshots may break the system (esp 0 and 1) if you
> don't use the tools provided to cleanup the snapshots.
>
> Your not running something like a database etc on btrfs? If so this
> should be off on it's own (xfs) partition.
>
> Is this really a power system?
>
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Yes this is powerSystem 8.

So deleting these snapshots using Yast is safe?
And is there any specific snapshot we should not even touch while
cleanup ?


Hi
The first two, if you run the command from a terminal (as root user);
Code:
snapper list
You should see 'Current' and 'first root filesystem' don't remove
those.

But running the cron job /etc/cron.daily/suse.de-snapper and
then /etc/cron.weekly/btrfs-balance should clean things up with using
the YaST tool, as long as you have configured the snapshot
Timeline and Number in the config file.

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