I'm a newbie and I'd like to install Debian GNU/Linux on a single drive (SSD) desktop computer.
The filesystem of choice is BTRFS and a couple of thing are not really clear to me:
- is a swap partition still necessary and what's the best fs for it?
- what partition scheme would you suggest?
I thought about 2 different btrfs partitions, one for /home and one for / (root) but from what I read if I'm giving the raw drive to BTRFS that would be more beneficial performance-wise, is that correct? (actually I don't even know if 2 btrfs partitions on the same drive is even possible).
If should I got for "donating" the raw/whole drive to btrfs which subvolumes scheme would you suggest for an easy management of the snapshots and backups? should /home be a subvolume or that's not really necessary...
I'm probably giving for granted that Jessie/unstable would be able to manage a root btrfs install, and I really hope so
Many thanks and sorry if some questions may sound silly!