ZFS is a modern file system and volume manager originally developed by Sun Microsystems and licensed under the CDDL. It is a copy-on-write file system with support for large storage arrays, protection against corruption, snapshots, clones, compression, deduplication and NFSv4 ACLs. An open-source ...

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Recover ZFS deleted file names

I have to work on server with ZFS file system to recover deleted file names or recover actual files. I have very basic knowledge about ZFS and couldn't find easy way to achieve this. I just wonder if ...
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Will ZFS automatically switch to fault tolerant when I add a third drive?

If I start off with a 2 drive stripped ZFS POOL will it automatically become a fault tolerant POOLS like RAID-5 when I add the third drive? I can't seem to find anything in the ZFS CheatSheets I find ...
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zpool showing more storage than it should

I just expanded my zpool named storage with 3 HGST 6TB drives in raidz1. I thought this would add only about 11.x TB of storage (since they are really 6000GB drives) how ever now zpool list shows I ...
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ZFS - Solaris 10 doesn't see disks after reboot on HP Pro DL380 G7

The current box has 2 logical drives, shown in P410i Array Controller (F8 during POST) as: Logical Drive 1 - 2 SAS 72GB HD Raid10 <----root pool disk Logical Drive 2 - 4 SAS 146GB HD Raid 5 ...
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JBOD server for ZFS without dedicated boot drive

I am looking at buying a cost-effective machine for using openAttic, which is simply Ubuntu 14.04 64bit with ZFS. The server I am looking at gives me 8 bays of 3.5", where I plan to put SAS 7.2k ...
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ZFS Snapshot showing unreachable inside snapdir

I am using ZFS with Linux 3.19.0-58-generic. I have created some snapshots, but when I cd into these directories after one point it becomes unreachable, what does that mean ? Is there any workaround ...
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Is the size reported by `zfs send` exact or estimated?

Consider the following command and the output: zfs send -Pvi \ tank/vms/langara@zfsnap-2016-05-11_00.00.00--1w \ tank/vms/langara@zfsnap-2016-05-13_00.00.00--1w \ | dd > /dev/null ...
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I have overwritten mbr, now can not import zpool [migrated]

Very Dear All, The computer is my development machine. I use ubuntu and share files with opensolaris using zfs. Somehow I wrote over mbr (from my windows partition using easyBCD!) and now I lost my ...
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is it possible to convert dataset to sparse volume (thin provisioning)?

I've created ZFS datasets and installed virtual servers into them. Suddenly my ZFS volume free space is gone, but not all space is used in each dataset. I want to introduce thin provisioning (use ZFS ...
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ZFS mirror migrated to other system with dd -> zpool import fails

I'm pretty new to ZFS and this might be an easy problem (but I don't find any discussions about how to do this): I've messed up a FreeBSD installation on a Root-on-ZFS mirrored ZFS Pool on a ...
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ZFS Send Script works when run manually but not in Cron (Already tried common solutions)

Script on sending end is as follows: #!/bin/sh #Variables bigdata=vid-zfs-live/bigdata today=`gdate +%m-%d-%y` yesterday=`gdate -d'yesterday' +%m-%d-%y` #Actions zfs snapshot -r ...
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Can the type of a previously created ZFS pool be changed?

I have a 2-drive zfs pool created in mirror mode. Now I've managed to get my hands on a third drive, and I was wondering if I could add the drive, and change the pool type to raidz, which is pretty ...
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Can ZFS snapshots on a NAS (accessed via Windows Previous Versions) be made more flexible in regard to renaming files?

I have a NAS running on OpenSolaris/illumos/OmniOS with several shared ZFS file systems where autosnaps are active to preserve a history (keep 4 15-minute snaps, 24 hourly snaps, 7 daily snaps and so ...
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Does zfs send scrub the sent data?

To my knowledge ZFS as a filesystem checks for data errors during each access to the data. I would therefore assume that it actually performs something like a scrub before sending the data thereby ...
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zfs for Hadoop cloud instead of ext4 [closed]

Right now I have couple of linodes with ext4. I have a hadoop setup. What benefit would I get if I migrate my file system from ext4 to zfs. Will there be any benefit in response times? Any speed ...
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How do I upgrade and keep my ZFS pools on Ubuntu Server?

I have a server running the 4-year-old Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with zfsonlinux installed on the machine with a 1.5TB mirrored drive setup. The Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has no upgrade path, so I'll have to reimage ...
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How to avoid loosing changes on the root filesystem when kernel upgrading?

On Solaris and variants, it makes a zfs clone of the current / filesystem and installs the new kernel there. When rebooting you get the new /. In my case I have a /scripts directory, so if I ever ...
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zfs convert linear to raidz5 or rebuild

Can i convert my linear span to a raidz-5? I finally have enough hard drives, and dont really want to thrash them about refilling with the backup data that they need to be holding. so currently, ...
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ZFS scrub load average is ridiculously high

I have a relatively new box here running Ubuntu with ZFS-on-Linux across an 18-disk array. The first couple of times I did a zpool scrub, it seemed like everything worked nicely, but the last several ...
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Does zfs recordsize impact compressratio

We host a postgresql95 OLAP database on zfs with lz4 compression turned on. As recommended we tuned the zfs recordsize to 8KB since this is postgres block size. The write ahead log is on it's own ...
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ZFS tuning for SSD queue depths

When using SSD on ZFS, what is the best configuration for the vfs.zfs.vdev.max_active parameters? As I know the default of this parameters is 1000, I don't have the intention to change this, but these ...
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Windows user can overwrite NFSv4/Solaris ACL permissions of files on CIFS/SMB share (grant himself full access), how do I prevent this?

I have SMB/CIFS file sharing set up on an OmniOS server with the Solaris kernel module which uses NFSv4 ACLs that should work correctly with Windows clients. I want to create a shared directory with ...
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Why is ZFS on Linux unable to fully utilize 8x SSDs on AWS i2.8xlarge instance?

I'm completely new to ZFS, so to start with I thought I'd do some simple benchmarks on it to get a feel for how it behaves. I wanted to push the limits of its performance so I provisioned an Amazon ...
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ZFS on Centos - “No such pool or dataset” and “devices is currently unavailable”

I'm trying to create zpools on CentOS 7 (3.10.0-327.10.1), and the zpool command seems to hate "wwn-0x" IDs. "zpool status" is clear - there are no zpools currently configured on the machine. I have ...
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How to import a child of a broken zpool mirror on a different host?

I have a hard disk lying around which once belonged to a 3-disk ZFS mirrored pool on a Ubuntu 12.04 server, called d510. The disk was properly detached but its filesystem tank0 was not exported. I ...
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Where is my ZFS SMB share?

We run this pair of OpenSolaris servers that provide file storage. They run active/passive and stay in sync via snapshot replication every minute or so. Originally, they both ran OpenIndiana, but ...
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Foreign cards in a HP server, do they cause the server to operate outside of specs?

I have a Proliant DL380 G7 I am going to be staging as lab server. As part of the server I plan to run ZFS as the base filesystem and installed 2 LSI 9211-8i cards for the disk controllers since the ...
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Why ZFS ARC hit rate is higher than real performance hit?

We've got Debian Wheezy host with ZFS on Linux with in. It is used only for serving large files over http. User activity is mostly characterized by a lot of random read. We've noticed that ~95% ARC ...
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ZFS: very big files + compression + snapshots

I backup several virtual disks (total = around 4 Tb), with several weeks of retention time. I use 4 x 4 Tb disks in the computer dedicated to primary backup. The filesystem is ZFS RAIDZ2, so 8 Tb ...
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zfs zpool degraded drive missing

I have a degraded zpool called storage of 4 6TB Drives in 2 mirrors. One of the drives on the second mirror is unavailable. All cables seem to to be plugged in physically. Did my device id change? ...
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Why is zfs/btrfs recommended for an lxd host?

Note that for maximum performance, it's recommended to have /var/lib/lxd on a btrfs filesystem or setup ZFS or LVM and configure LXD to use a ZFS pool or LVM VG. Source Why is that? I.e. ...
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ZFSonLinux : process stuck in D state, iowait for CPU 100%, HDD idle

I have a problem that occurs regularly,cca every 5 seconds. the rtorrent process gets stuck on disk wait D state for approx. 1-2 seconds,then continues with full speed. Sometimes the hangs take ...
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zfs: dataset does not exist

I'm not able to set mountpoint to the pool. # zpool import pool: wd-black id: 18120690490361195109 state: ONLINE action: The pool can be imported using its name or numeric identifier. ...
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ZFS copy on write

I am planning to use ZFS for backups. 5-10 servers will "stream" updates via DRBD to very large files (500 gigabytes each) on ZFS file system. The servers will generate about 20 megabytes per ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 blk_update_request I/O error on same sector across all drives with ZFS

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with ZOL version v0.6.5.4: root@box ~# dmesg | egrep "SPL|ZFS" [ 34.430404] SPL: Loaded module v0.6.5.4-1~trusty [ 34.475743] ZFS: Loaded module v0.6.5.4-1~trusty, ZFS ...
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ZFS send/recv on Ubuntu Server 14 - Oh, where did my data go?

I've been trying to figure out a method to replicate snapshots created by zfs-auto-snap from our primary data center to a remote server, both running Ubuntu Server 14 with the latest ZFS-FUSE. Here's ...
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What kind of ACL storage to use for a Samba domain controller on ZFS and FreeBSD

I want to set up a Samba domain controller on a FreeBSD hosts that uses ZFS for file storage. When I try to run samba-tool domain provision as documented on the Samba Wiki article on setting up a ...
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zpool vdevs previously mirrored, now non-mirrored, unable to re-mirror

On FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE, I had the following setup on a dev (luckily) environment until yesterday: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM bigpool ...
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How can I determine the performance penalty of VT-d vs. baremetal?

I am looking to configure my server in a slight odd way to create a private cloud setup. I have to take the HBA that my storage disks are tied to and pass it into a VM (probably xen) to allow the ...
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ZFS in JBOD mode - coping with single drive failure

I want to run ZFS on my small office server. The server is on a tight budget and I have to make do with the hardware (drives) I got, meaning they are all of different size and model. What I want is ...
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ZFS: i/o error - all block copies unavailable

I am trying to install FreeBSD Sparc64 on my SunFire440 machine, I followed the tutorials to Install FreeBSD Root on ZFS using this tutorial link. Only the changes I made is that instead of using ...
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OpenSolaris/OpenIndiana drive full, cannot boot

While downloading my drive became full and now it is non booting. I installed a new drive in the workstation then installed exactly the same OS. I am now trying to go about a simple way of ...
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Broken ACLs when “zfs send”ing a snapshot from a Linux machine to Solaris

I'm running ZFS on a Ubuntu machine that hosts our home directories. The pool has the following ACL setting: # zfs get all homes | grep acl homes aclinherit restricted default ...
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Wrong permission when accessing ZFS snapshot over NFS (Solaris server, Ubuntu client)

TL;DR: I don't understand why I can access one file but not an other (in the same directory), although they appear to have identical permissions. I have an NFS server running Solaris 10 10/08 and a ...
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recover data from zfs pool on napp-it openIndiana [closed]

I just inherited a desktop PC with napp-it free (openIndiana), it was set up to work as a sort of NAS, it had two disks on 2TB and one 3TB without any redundancy, one of the drives failed and the pool ...
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ZFS 100TB hardware setup

We received a quote for the following server setup : Intel Xeon E5-2609V2 2 x WD RE 2TB SATA III 34 x WD RE 4TB SAS II 32 GB memory (ECC) LSI MegaRAID 9271-8i bulk, 8 x SATA III/SAS II internal ...
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ZFS keeps faulting the same device

Our storage server has some problems, just ago we had a broken disk (WD 4TB RE SAS), though the raidcontroller (LSI MegaRAID 9271-8i) kept the disk online (status : ok). Only Media error showed 1 ...
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Weird ZFS performance with 4K pool block size?

I'm starting to look at ZFS, doing tests with FreeNAS on an old HP MicroServer (N40L). Didn't get extra RAM yet so it's only running with 2 GB, so pretty much no cache. I created a pool on a single 1 ...
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Xenserver 6.5 (Open Source) VDI per ISCSI LUN (ZFS ZVOL)

In Xenserver 6.5 (open source edition) I want to create VMs with VDIs that are actually iSCSI LUNs shared by a CentOS 7 SAN which are in fact ZFS ZVOLS (the last part should not matter). My problem ...
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zpool forgot all data devices of a pool: how to bring them online again?

My Debian server is running ZFS on Linux. Today I had to reboot it two times due to software upgrades. A first reboot because of ZFS update from some 0.6.4-1.2-1-wheezy to 0.6.5.2-2-wheezy, which went ...