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ZFS import unable to find any pools

I had a ZFS pool -- a mirror containing 2 vdevs -- running on a FreeBSD server. I now have only one of the disks from the mirror, and I am trying to recover files from it. The ZFS data sits in a GPT ...
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How to use a file as a zpool?

If I do dd if=/dev/zero of=/tank/test/zpool bs=1M count=100 how can I treat the file /tank/test/zpool as a vdev, so I can use it as a zpool? It is for zfs testing purposes only.
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Choosing a zpool size?

Is there a rule of thumb when to create a new zpool instead of expanding the current? Right now I have 100TB and can either expand with another 100TB or create an extra.
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How often should I defrag ZFS pools?

I ZFS scrub once a month which takes ~24 hours for the 72TB. For what I can find about how often I should scrub is: very busy pools, once per week not so busy pools, once per month or run a scrub, ...
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zfs on a single device: what happens when a file is corrupted?

It is written everywhere that ZFS is helpful even if you only have one physical device, because it will tell you about data corruption due to bit decay and such. However, can it actually address such ...
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How can you find the parent snapshot of a zfs clone?

I made a clone of zfs filesystem that has a number of snapshots. I also have several replicated copies of the filesystem. How can I find which filesystem/snapshot a clone is attached to? (Seems ...
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What does zfs receive -F do?

When I read man zfs for zfs receive I see -F Force a rollback of the file system to the most recent snap- shot before performing the receive operation. If receiving an ...
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Installing RHEL on a single disk with ZFS

I know ZFS is usually used for numerous reasons including it's amazing mirroring features. However in this instance the machine I've been tasked with setting up has a RAID-1 setup so I only have one ...
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How to delete and reuse ZFS filesystems inside a Pool

I have this ZFS Pool. NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM app ONLINE 0 0 0 raidz1-0 ONLINE 0 0 0 c1t2d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 ...
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What is the ZFS ACL limit?

Does anyone know how many user ACL's ZFS can handle? With other words: for how many users can I set ACL's like this one for the same directory? setfacl -m user:test1:rwxpDdaARWcCos:fd----:allow ...
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Why is ZFS replication single threaded?

On my 8 core NAS I see only one core maxed out when ZFS replication over SSH is running. I would expect that transferring a snapshot would scale perfectly with the number or cores, as the snapshot ...
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How do you create large, growable, shared filesystems on Linux at AWS?

What are acceptable/reasonable/best ways to provide large, growable, shared storage at AWS, exposed as a single filesystem? We're currently making 1TB EBS volumes ~biweekly and NFS exporting with ...
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zfs rename/move root filesystem into child

Similar question exists but the solution (using mv) is awful because in this case it works as "copy, then remove" rather than pure "move". So, I created a pool: zpool create tank /dev/loop0 and ...
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What ZFS file structure to use for zfs-root linux system?

In ZFS, you can build your filesystem hiearchy to include different fs-attributes per filesystem. For insance, compression in one area, no-exec/suid in others, noatime. For example, a HOWTO for ...
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Does ZFS replace the need for hardware/software RAID?

I want to provide protection against data loss on my servers. Typically, I'd use hardware RAID 1 or 5, but I've been reading up on ZFS. Is it correct that ZFS itself provides RAID 1 or 5 like data ...
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Solaris Administration Web GUI?

I recently installed Solaris 11 x86 text install ( http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/downloads/index.html?ssSourceSiteId=ocomen) to be used as a file server running ZFS. I ...
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ZFS: Best-practices doc state: “On systems with 1,000s of ZFS file systems…”?

The docs state: "On systems with 1,000s of ZFS file systems, provision 1 GB of extra memory for every 10,000 mounted file systems including snapshots." What does that mean - how do these people use ...
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ZFS - setting physical disk start point of pool/filesystem

I'm testing harddisk performance, and would like to test writing to the outer tracks of my harddisk with ZFS. One way of doing this would be to create a pool/filesystem with a start point just a few ...
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How does ZFS Block Level Deduplication fit with Variable Block Size?

According to The First Google Result for "ZFS Deduplication" ... What to dedup: Files, blocks, or bytes? ... Block-level dedup has somewhat higher overhead than file-level dedup when whole ...
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Is it safe to replicate from Solaris ZFS to FreeBSD ZFS?

Is it safe to replicate from a Solaris 10 ZFS v22 to a FreeBSD 8.3 ZFS v28? Are there someone that have done this with specific versions of ZFS, where it worked perfectly?
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ZFS: best practices for adding cache to pools

sounds like dumb question but there are no ready answers at SF can the cache pool have different name than the zpool? eg: suppose there is a zpool "tank" serving NFS and iSCSI can a new cache pool ...
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How to transfer data from Linux to Solaris (OpenIndiana)?

I currently have my server setup with a Linux software RAID5 (mdamd). I have LVM on top of that, with ext3 filesystems on the Logical Volumes. This setup is mirrored on an external multi-drive ...
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ZFS on Linux based systems

Is there anyone who has more experience with ZFS under Linux based systems ? I saw ZFS fuse library, but I don't know it;s worth a test or not. Stable, usable ? Maybe as a storage ? Or only ...
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Does ZFS cache Compressed or Uncompressed data in a ZFS file-system with compression turned on?

ZFS supports file-system compression and it also caches frequently or recently accessed data. If a system has lots of CPU but the underlying data storage system is slow. It is possible that ZFS would ...
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zfs-fuse in Ubuntu - ARC cache?

I just set up a file server running Maverick, and created a mirrored zpool of 2 2TB drives. In my prior experience with ZFS, it will use all available memory to cache from the drives... but now I'm ...
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Native SMB/CIFS through ZFS or Samba Instead

I was totally unaware of native SMB/CIFS on ZFS. This wiki doc does not mention performance differences. What kind of performance differences exist between the two?
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ZFS alternative for Linux?

I'm running OpenSolaris with ZFS for my main fileserver. I originally went with ZFS because I heard so many awesome things about it: Automatic disk spanning (zpools) Software RAID (RAID-Z) Automatic ...
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How to have ZFS make snapshots of a directory only when files are changed?

Is it possible to have ZFS make snapshots of a filesystem i.e. pool/filesystem/ only when files are changed? Instead of using cron or something to automatically create a snapshot every 5 minutes is it ...
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Free space on ZFS file system unexpectedly missing

Going to completely rephrase this question since it's still an outstanding production issue several months later. I have a FreeNAS 0.7.2 box, based on FreeBSD 7.3-RELEASE-p1, running ZFS with 4x1TB ...
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Converting NTFS to ZFS (or other)

Are there any benefits of converting HDDs that are running NTFS on a Linux machine to ZFS? Is there a way to do such conversion in Linux without losing the data? What about the stability of ZFS on ...
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Strange ZFS hidden filesystem problem

Half of my ZFS filesystems are hidden in ZFS-fuse. Here's my story: So, I love ZFS. I used it for about six months on FreeBSD, but due to it crashing the kernel during heavy inter-filesystem IO load, ...
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ZFS vs WinFS compare

What are main pros and cons of ZFS and WinFS filesystems ?
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NTFS journal on different (SSD) disk

Some advanced file systems, like ZFS have the option of using SSD disks as a second level cache for the file system or for the journal. Is this possible with NTFS?
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ZFS Raid-Z confusion

I've now settled on OpenSolaris and using ZFS for the speed and loveliness of it all in comparison to LVM+XFS. But now I'm left with a dilema about how to configure the intital disk layout. As I'm ...
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OpenSolaris ZFS barebones for NAS

I've been tasked to suggest a NAS replacement for our aging fileserver at work, its currently running Linux with XFS (using LVM). We're a very small company of 5 folks, so we're using commodity ...
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Proper way to create a zfs off an existing directory?

Lets say I have an rpool with etc/ as a regular directory within it and now I want to create a separate zfs rpool/etc, obviously inheriting all the data I had in original /etc. What would be the most ...
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ZFS vs XFS

We're considering building a ~16TB storage server. At the moment, we're considering both ZFS and XFS as filesystem. What are the advantages, disadvantages? What do we have to look for? Is there a ...