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What are the commands to use in btrfs in case I want to:

  1. create a (read-only) snapshot of a volume;
  2. (do some experiments in the volume);
  3. and then rollback the volume to the snapshot?
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btrfs sub snap -r fs snapshot
... do things on fs
btrfs sub del fs
btrfs sub snap snapshot fs
btrfs sub del snapshot
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Try from the other side: create R/W snapshot, use it as new main one, do "some experiments" on old one, then just drop contents of old.

Article "BTRFS Fun" can be helpful.

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