ZFS is a modern filesystem originally developed by Sun Microsystems and licensed under the CDDL. An open-source fork of ZFS can be found at http://open-zfs.org/ , which is supported by ZFSonlinux.org, illumos.org and ZFS developers in the FreeBSD & MacOSX communities.

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ZFS SAN boot - what makes the OS crash during SAN switch change

I have a Solaris 10 server - with ZFS SAN boot - the OS pool has disks configured from two different HBAs c1 , c2 - have LUNs from different FA ports on the SAN array - c1 , c2 HBAs are connected ...
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ZFS - zfs destroy snapshot during zfs send incremental

How does zfs handle destroying snapshots during an incremental send? Example: 2 servers using ZFS: zfshost1 [root@zfshost1~]# zfs list -t snapshot NAME ...
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Missing free space from ZFS pool after migrating from FreeBSD to NAS4Free

I was running FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE-p4 and migrated to NAS4Free which is FreeBSD version 10.2-RELEASE #0 r286738M: Thu Aug 13 21:32:58 CEST 2015. Now I'm missing free space and I can't delete any files ...
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Solaris 10 Update 8, ZFS boot/root zpool and moving disks around

One of my OLD machines is running solaris 10 Update 8 (x86). It has a mirrored ZFS I use for "root zpool". Both disks are failing so I plugged a new disk in a USB port and attached the new disk to ...
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'zfs get all' returns properties for file systems with '%' (percent sign) appended

While working with zfs I saw that 'zfs get all' for some existing file systems would list properties with '%' (percent sign) added to the the name of the file system. Like so: # zfs list ... ...
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zfs checksum error in raidz1 vdev but not in disk

I am backing up data stored in a zpool consisting of a single raidz vdev with 2 hard disks. During this operation, I got checksum errors, and now the status looks as follows: pool: tmp_zpool ...
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ZFS permanent error; options for recovery

Background: small personal server, email, web, shell, etc, for family and friends. SunOS 5.11, snv_113 from November 2008. Server built in 2009. I believe that was either opensolaris or Solaris early ...
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Drawbacks of a single drive split into partitions and partitions joined into a ZFS raidz1, vs. single drive ZFS with data duplication?

I'm looking for a minimal ZFS setup to achieve self-healing on a single device. Since I back up my data, drive failures are no concern, but bit-rot is. So far, the only suggestions I've been able ...
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ZFS: how to replace disk that faulted while resilvering after another fault?

A disk replacement in ZFS went awry, and now the replacing disk, even though no longer physically present, is "stuck" in the pool, blocking further replacement attempts. How to remove it? In a raidz3 ...
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ZFS never mounts my pool automatically, why?

I'm running ZFS on Linux on my workstation, and have been for about two years: [ 273.779699] SPL: Loaded module v0.6.4.2-1~vivid [ 273.824212] ZFS: Loaded module v0.6.4.2-1~vivid, ZFS pool version ...
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ZFS reads on FreeBSD incredibly slow

I have a FreeBSD 10.0 system on which I have MySQL running with its InnoDB database files stored on ZFS. It seemed to have been going fine for months, but lately, and seemingly suddenly, performance ...
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Advice for building production 140 disk (420 TB) ZFS zpool [closed]

I have been tasked to build a large zpool for a data recording system. Using ZFS on Linux (0.6.4.2), on CentOS 6.5. Hardware specs: DL380 Gen8 80 GB ram 2x HP HBA H221 2x HP D6000, each with 70x ...
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No more space on FreeNAS 9.3. But only half of space actually in use based on “du -sh” command

This morning I got a warning on my FreeNAS 9.3 machine about "Not enough space" warning: The capacity for the volume 'SeanVolume' is currently at 85%, while the recommended value is below 80%. It's ...
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zfsonlinux, raidz1: two disk corruptions: How I can use dd/dd_rescue and deceive zpool?

I have zfsonlinux (Centos 7), and raidz1. And I have trouble: two disks are dying. The first disk have Raw_Read_Error_Rate failure in SMART and Reallocated_Sector_Ct error (the disk has run out of ...
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zpool import one or more devices is currently unavailable

zfs drives from a FreeNAS that wouldn't power up after a move. Pulled the disks, scrapped the box, now I can't import any pools. I've tried zfs on Linux and freeNAS from shell on my laptop (using ...
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Why isn't my ZFS pool expanding using ZFS on Linux?

I have a ZFS zpool on linux under kernel 2.6.32-431.11.2.el6.x86_64 which has a single vdev. The vdev is a SAN device. I expanded the size of the SAN, and despite the zpool having autoexpand set to ...
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ZFS - Reconnecting a disconnected but fully intact disk

If a disk gets disconnected from a ZFS array, but the drive itself if totally fine, what happens when you reconnect it? For example, if I have a mirror of 2 drives, if one is disconnected, then ...
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Persistent ESXi iSCSI datastore from guest VM based target? [closed]

I'm in the process of building a home lab environment for Cisco and VMware that will also double as a NAS. The system runs ESXi v6.0 bare metal. Part of my design is that I have a Lenovo TS440 with ...
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Is it safe to boot a linux server from a USB drive?

I have an HP DL360 G7 server I plan to install KVM and ZFS on. The purpose is going to be a lab in a box. I have the 8 drive bays in the front loaded with 4 drives and an SSD (for the ZFS ZIL cache). ...
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ZFS: what does it mean if all disks are ONLINE but resilvering takes place?

I have a pool of four raidz1 on Solaris 10, three of which look like this: state: ONLINE status: One or more devices is currently being resilvered. The pool will continue to function, ...
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zfs error behind LSI raidcontroller

So ZFS is reporting some "read issues", so it would seem that this disk is failing, based on the fact nothing given in the ZFS-8000-9P document reports has occurred we are aware of. These disks are ...
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OpenZFS on OSX filesystem dataset performance issue

tl;dr - My ZFS RAIDZ2 array reads at 7.5+ GB/s and writes at 2.0+ GB/s when I specify a bs=128K or greater with dd. OS X is assuming 1K (as per stat -f %k .) and all my is ~300MB/s; dd gives the same ...
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Can I prevent exportfs from from breaking ZFS sharenfs exports?

I'm using ZFS on Linux as a fileserver running Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. The ZFS pool shares a number of datasets using it's sharenfs property. Outside of ZFS there are a few additional NFS shares ...
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ZFS on USB disks isn't mounted on boot [closed]

I have a ZRAID on two disks on a disk hub connected to the server via USB 3.0. The system is FreeBSD 10.1. Now even though the ZRAID gets imported on boot, it doesn't get mounted. I've set a mount ...
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Can I “flush and lock” an Oracle database to do a filesystem backup?

I'm using ZFS to take snapshots of running OpenVZ containers. For MySQL databases I can use flush tables with read lock to put them in a flushed & locked state. This will put the underlying files ...
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ZFS estimated send size much larger than total data size

From zfs send -R -v pool/fs@snap: send from @ to pool/fs@snap estimated size is 6.50T ...but from zpool list: NAME SIZE ALLOC FREE CAP DEDUP HEALTH ALTROOT pool 3.62T 2.36T 1.27T ...
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Having trouble mapping solaris drive paths to physical disks

I have a supermicro box with 24 drives in front and 12 drives in back. It's running x86 solaris 10 with zfs. Here is the output of zpool status: NAME STATE READ WRITE ...
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zfs pools unavailable, disks shared with other pools

My ZFS pool called data do not mount anymore after a shutdown. Maybe there was some automatic update on the computer. I Don't know. zpool status returns no pools available zpool import returns ...
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why are zfs on linux transfer rtates reported incorrectly after expanding array?

I have upgraded the drives in a 4 drive Raidz array in a NAS server and the array has auto expanded to the new size. In testing transfer rates from the NAS server now I observe that when performing ...
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NFS client, ZFS Server ZoL: cat to changed file ends with not found

We get in trouble since an update from our clients from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04. The behavior: On client A I change an existing file foo on a nfs share. On client B I do a cat foo. 1st time ...
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How much memory is required to send deduplicated ZFS stream?

Last year I set up a pair of servers for my employer, running FreeBSD 10.1 with a large pool of storage in each server. 12 x 2TB disks, in a zpool configured as two raidz2 vdevs of six disks each. One ...
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Why does a ZFS resilver scan the entire pool?

I have a zpool where I have just replaced a failed disk, and started a resilvering to the new disk. What I don't understand is, why zpool status says it want to scan 129TB, when the size of the vdev ...
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zpool disappears whenever solaris cluster reboot or power cycle

I have following setup Oracle Solaris 10 -> 5.10 Generic_147147-26 sun4v sparc Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.1.0 - 64bit production Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3u2 for Solaris ...
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External USB disks on FreeNAS

I have a WD external USB disk (it is new), that works just fine on Linux with ext4 filesystem, but then when I use on FreeNAS and mount the ZFS volume I get error while writing into it. ...
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Solaris 10 inherit group write on ACL

I'm trying to get group write permissions to be inherited in Solaris 10. It isn't working. I've set aclinherit and aclmode to passthrough using zfs set. Unfortunately, a group@:w...:deny rule is ...
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smbd processes in uninterruptable sleep

I have fileserver running FreeBSD 10.1. The server's storage consists of two HDDs in a mirrored ZFS pool. This server is running Samba 4.1, as domain member. The domain controller is running on ...
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ZFS (Solaris 11) - SAS controller died & was replaced - pool is suspended

(Note I will amend with zpool status for clarity, when I return to the server) I have a 6x2TB disk raidz2 ZFS pool which I am hosting in Solaris 11 My original M1015 (flashed to IT mode) installed 2 ...
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Can OpenAFS be used as NFS?

I have an application that only runs on Linux, which will generate ~500TB of data over the next year, which all must be kept and backed up each day. It would be temping to go with ZFSonLinux or ...
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Data recover hardware raid vs zfs pool

How does one recover data after disk failure in zfs software raid or Synology hw raid? Is it easier , less corruption in one or other ? Is one more susceptible to write corruptions than other ? ...
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ZFS, mdconfig, GELI and getting my head around

I want to create an encrypted virtual disk but I am struggling with understanding some basic concepts. Please correct me if any of these statements are wrong: I need a block device that geli can ...
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ZFS on FreeBSD panic: allocating allocated segment

My PCBSD (i.e. basically FreeBSD) system won't boot anymore, I'm getting the above error message when importing the storage pool. This is apparently a known issue (see e.g. here, here or even Oracle's ...
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Prevent HDDs from spinning up before shutdown in Ubuntu/ZoL/SAS2008 environment

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.2 with ZFS on Linux. As I ran out of SATA ports on my Asus M5A78L-M/USB3, I bought a Dell PERC H200 card and crossflashed it to LSI 9211-8i P19 IT mode firmware to ...
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ZFS cksum errors on LSI 9207-9i (SAS2308) with Samsung 850 Pro SSDs

I am testing an LSI 9207-8i controller with 8x Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSDs attached. SSDs are running latest firmware EXM02B6Q, controller is running P17 and has exhibited same issues with P19. Server ...
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Convert ZFS mirror with 3 active disks into 2 + 1 hot spare

After installing Proxmox VE 3.4 with ZFS and raid1 using three disks I get the following pool: root@pve:~# zpool status pool: rpool state: ONLINE scan: none requested config: NAME ...
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How can I validate a ZFS snapshot image residing on a backup system?

I'm running a FreeBSD host with ZFS. Let's pretend that I am storing a series of incremental ZFS snapshot images on a remote host using zfs send: zfs send -i zpool/data/foo@04hoursago ...
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Does ZFS in mirror mode double vdev read performance?

I'm not able to find a clear yes/no answer to this simple question: does using ZFS in mirror mode double the read performance of the underlying vdevs? This applies to either individual requests or ...
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Does the LSI 9211-8i add any data structures of its own when used in pure HBA (JBOD) mode?

I'm looking at adding some disks to one of my systems, for which I need to add an offboard HBA. Looking around, I came across the LSI MegaRAID SAS 9211-8i (LSI part number LSI00194) which looks quite ...
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incomplete recursive snapshots on zfs

I got a bunch of new disks on one of our systems and wanted to transfer an existing pool over to them so what I did was this: zfs snapshot -r old-pool@replicaton zfs send -R old-pool@replication | ...
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ZFS shows pool state FAULTED, but all devices are ONLINE; how can I recover my data?

Our 100TB NAS based on FreeNAS 8 was unexpectedly powered off due to power failure. After turning it on back, 100TB zpool "projects" was unmounted with state "FAULTED". I've tried zpool import -fFX, ...
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Why is the use of ZFS without ECC RAM “not recommended”? [duplicate]

I've been reading up on FreeNAS and RAID Z, and one of the things people kept mentioning is that you shouldn't use ZFS (or more specifically, RAID Z) on a machine without ECC RAM. I'm wondering what ...