UnionFS VS MergerFS

  • They are one and the same.

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  • Can someone give me a simple TL;DR on the differences and benefits of each?

    Did you read the description? They both obviously use mergerfs but mergerfsfolders pools folders while unionfilesystems pools drives. I created a new plugin for mergerfsfolders because I didn't like a lot of the legacy code involved with unionfilesystems. I would like to get rid of the unionfilesystems plugin but it is much easier for noobs. So, I didn't

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  • Did you read the description? They both obviously use mergerfs but mergerfsfolders pools folders while unionfilesystems pools drives. I created a new plugin for mergerfsfolders because I didn't like a lot of the legacy code involved with unionfilesystems. I would like to get rid of the unionfilesystems plugin but it is much easier for noobs. So, I didn't

    Sorry, i was running on 4 hours of sleep last night.
    Thanks for the reply.


    MergerFS = Pool of Folders
    UnionFS = Pool of HDD's


    And pleeeeease don't get rid of UnionFS. It works perfect for what i'm doing. And i am an extreme noob! So it works :)

  • And pleeeeease don't get rid of UnionFS. It works perfect for what i'm doing. And i am an extreme noob! So it works

    The folders would work too. Insert of pooling disks D1, D2 in a pool, you would add the folders /srv/dev-disk-by-label-d1 and /srv/dev-disk-by-label-d2 (or maybe just /srv/dev-disk-by-label-d*).

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  • As i read more, and watch more youtube videos about MergerFS, it doesn't seem all that hard to learn.


    But of course i screwed myself by using the default UnionFS profile (Existing Path, Most Free Space) instead of using (Most Free Space).
    So now all my Movies are going to 1 HDD, and all my TV Shows are going to the other HDD.

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