Reliable self-healing file system: Btrfs, OpenZFS, or something else?

This SO says no change in writes done.

It does point out that if there is compression can amplify writes, but you asked about encryption.

You are correct! Thank you.

Is it worth turning off compression in Btrfs or ZFS? Maybe additional wear is compensated by lower amount of data written?

If you are a normal desktop user I very much doubt it matters.

I did turn off recording atime on all on file systems as that does cause metadata to written frequently.
And I do not care about atime, so no loss of features for my work loads.

Thank you for your opinion, Barry. I can live without atime too. :grin:

My sincere thanks to all participants in the discussion! :smile:
I have received satisfactory answers to my questions. :smile:

Special thanks to: dalto, Gregory Lee Bartholomew, and Barry A Scott! :clap:

Let me briefly summarize my questions and responses received:

My goals:
1. automatic (on read) or semi-automatic (periodic scans) data corruption detection - both, Btrfs and OpenZFS can detect data corruption automatically and on demand;
2. backups and folder synchronization - not built in in file systems - need to be done by other tools (eg rsync);
3. Support for encryption

4. Mechanism for easy file repair - files can be automatically fixed based on copy from other drive in RAID configuration, otherwise uncorrupted copy of file need to be copied from other source;
5. easy snapshots for more periodic local backups and file versioning - snapshots can be created in Btrfs and OpenZFS;
6. deduplication to eliminate duplicated data on the same disk - OpenZFS consume a lot of resources during deduplication, in case of Btrfs I am not sure how many resources it really consume. Maybe someone will explain in few words Btrfs deduplication safety and efficiency?

Main questions:
1. Btrfs, despite promising, seems to be not mature enough to store important files or use it on system drive. Am I right? Any thoughts?

2. I found many positive opinions related to ZFS. (…) Any known constraints or drawbacks? Can mitigate potential problems if not using ECC RAM?

3. bcachefs - reasonable alternative to Btrfs and OpenZFS, or not yet?

4. How to set encrypted OpenZFS partition? Will option for LUKS appear when OpenZFS is installed?

Additional questions:
How can I repair file(s) based on copies from… - in case of Btrfs as well as OpenZFS files are automatically restored only in RAID configuration. Manually it is necessary to copy uncorrupted copy of file from different source (eg by rsync).

Worth to mention:
1. Memory usage by ZFS is tunable

2. ZFS does support dynamic disk pool expansion - see details in post #3 (above) written by Gregory Lee Bartholomew;
3. How ZFS’s self healing works (link from Gregory Lee Bartholomew):

4. OpenZFS tool recommended by dalto: ZnapZend.

[Off topic] I had a lot of questions in this topic, so there is no only one answer to all of them. Can I choose multiple answers as a solution? If not, I will choose my previous post with summary and gratitude to the authors of most helpful responses.

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