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What will the default file system be in FreeBSD 9?

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It's still UFS. The installer (bsdinstall as of 9.0) cannot install to a ZFS filesystem.

If you want ZFS for your root filesystem you need to do a fully manual install.

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That's frustrating that ZFS doesn't work by using the installer. Thanks for the info. –  Hank8 Dec 18 '11 at 22:25
    
Do you know if there is plan (when) to have ZFS work using the bsdinstaller? –  Hank8 Dec 18 '11 at 22:25
    
I don't believe there is a firm plan yet. You're better off asking on the current@ or stable@ mailing list. For now if you want ZFS the wiki has several good guides. I've used this successfully on several servers. –  James O'Gorman Dec 18 '11 at 22:28
    
mfsbsd.vx.sk also has a script that automates installation of FreeBSD 9 with ZFS as the root filesystem. –  Royce Williams Dec 19 '11 at 4:34
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Not to be offensive, but if you don't know how to install on ZFS manually it's probably a good idea not to be using it as the root FS. ZFS is quite different from UFS in many important administrative ways and the switch should not be taken lightly. –  Chris S Dec 24 '11 at 15:38
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PC-BSD installer can install FreeBSD on ZFS. As soon as the installation start, you may choose you want to install FreeBSD (instead of PC-BSD) and then the installer lets you partition your disk using ZFS.

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