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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What types of workloads require SAS disks compared to SATA?

I am looking to outfit my new server (new to me) with larger capacity disks. The server right now has 4 SAS 146GB disks in it. My original thought was to just buy larger SAS disks and replace or add ...
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zfs ssd and sas 15k - how to keep heavy write on sas (Gentoo Linux) [closed]

I'm doing filesystem planning for a new build. I'm going to have 2 each 128 Gb SATA ssd and 450 Gb SAS near-line 15krpm drives, each pair mirrored. I want to keep the heavy write files on the SAS ...
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Convert raidz1 to raidz2 via a temporary drive

I set up a new NAS server a few months ago and set it as RaidZ. I'm re-thinking that decision and would like to grab an extra drive and move to RaidZ2. Before everyone replies that this isn't possible ...
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What is a good configuration for a zpool built from 8-10 SSD for a home file server exported via NFS?

So we have a bunch of SSD disks and would like to put them in a zpool on a Solaris 10 system. The file system will be exported via NFS to about 50 Ubuntu clients which will mount it as their $HOME. I ...
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Performance for ZVOLs presented over iSCSI?

I have the following setup for testing: HP Microserver N36L (Dual-core low-power Athlon64) 8GB ECC RAM 2-port Intel Gigabit NIC 4x3TB WD Green (5400 RPM?) 1 sata disk for OS image (FreeBSD 10.1) ...
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ZFS: how to receive into root of pool?

It seems like it would be an easy question, but I've been looking around for several days and can't figure out a way to do this. Part of the problem with finding an answer seems to be that most ...
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GPT partition errors on boot - ZFS FreeBSD

My system appears to be running fine and I'm just trying to clean up errors. That said... On boot, I get the following errors for all drives in a 24 disk storage enclosure: GEOM: ...
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Undo adding disks to a RAID-Z Configuration

I've started running out of space on one of my data pool and decided to expand it by adding some extra disks. Below is what it looked like before extending: NAME STATE ...
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ZFS on Linux denied access when accessing child dataset on NFS

This is on 12.04 LTS with the latest ZFS on Linux from the ppa. I have two a storage pool named data, and a dataset data/Other with different settings (e.g. compression). I set data to sharenfs and ...
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How to best use Amazon's “ephemeral” SSD devices under Linux? [closed]

Amazon attaches "ephemeral" SSD device(s) to most of the instace-types -- these are included in the cost of VM, are fast, but any data on them is lost, when the VM is shut down. How to make the best ...
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Rsyncing to a compressed zpool

I've been Rsyncing from an NFS mount to a local zpool that has compression enabled on it. When I rsync, it copies every file over, not just the new/changed ones. Is this because the file size is ...
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User permissions/feature limitations of the native zfs smbshare service on linux

I'm using zfs on linux, using the sharesmb=on option to try out the native smb share feature instead of adding the zfs tank path to my smb.conf file. The share has shown up on my windows machines, ...
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freenas disc problems - smart error - how to repair zfs raid?

I have troubles with my freenas 9.2.1. It crashed today. Its running a fileserver on zfs jbod raid 2. I'm not sure what exactly causes the problems. The system is booting however reacting pretty slow. ...
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Slow performance due to txg_sync for ZFS 0.6.3 on Ubuntu 14.04

I am using native ZFS with "ZFS on Linux" installed from the PPA here. Setup was not a problem and I am using it in mirrored configuration with two WD 4TB Red HDDs. Unfortunately I am having ...
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ZFS - Recover or repair a corrupted file in a snapshot from backup

A pool has suffered permanent data corruption to file data that's part of a snapshot. If the file data was part of the filesystem (and not part of any snapshot), I could simply recover the file from a ...
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Nexentastor CE on Supermicro X10DRL-I

I'm writing here because after 3 hours i'm still not able to install NexentaStorCE on my brand new server. The hardware configuration is: Supermicro x10drl-i Xeon E5 2609V3 16GB DDR4 Kingston I'm ...
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ZFS - zpool replace never finishes

I have a 5 x 3TB raidz1 array on a ubuntu 14.04.1 server. Last month, one of the drives died (audible clicking). I was able to replace the drive with zpool replace RAID <dead drive> <new ...
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ZFS pool members start sectors overwriten, including partition table and L0 L1 labels. Data and L2 L3 labels intact. How to recover?

Have two identical 2Tb disks in mirror ZFS pool. Unfortunately, overwriten start of disks with errorneus attempt to attach them via HP Smartarray P400 RAID controller as separate RAID0 logical volumes ...
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Resilvering for data transfer?

I currently have a production server with four drives in raidz2 and a backup server that is identical in configuration and hardware. I'm currently doing a transfer of data using rsync between the ...
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ZFS pool reports a missing device, but it is not missing

I am running the latest Debian 7.7 x86 and ZFS on linux After moving my computer to a different room. If I do a zpool status I get this status : pool: solaris state: DEGRADED status: One or more ...
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Understanding zpool status output

I'm having difficult understanding the output after running the zpool status command: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM tank ONLINE 6 0 0 raidz2-0 ONLINE ...
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Solaris ZFS, cant send/recv to remote encrypted pools?

I'm trying to do a simple task, which is to send a snapshot of a dataset to a remote pool. Both src/dest pools are encrypted. Here is the command I issue: zfs send -R testsnapshot@2014 | ssh ...
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How to migrate a ZFS filesystem to use compression?

Question at the bottom. I have several ZFS file system I would like to use ZFS compression, but since enabling the compression will only affect new data written to the file system, I would like to ...
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Solaris: Encrypting a zpool NOT a dataset within a pool?

What is the way in Solaris to encrypt a zpool? All the documentation supporting ZFS encryption talk about using "zfs create" and specifying a dataset WITHIN a pool. I just became SA for several ...
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ZFS backup advice with another server

I currently have two servers both have the exact same hardware, disks, etc. One server (server1) is going to be the "main" server. It's basically a server with raidz2 that has SMB shares on it that ...
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Inplace migrating ZFS RAIDZ with 3 drives to 4 disks, when pool has more than 1/3 of free space

On creating my RAID-Z pool on ZoL I assumed, I could easily just drop-in additional disks later on. Meanwhile I learned that this is yet not possible. But... I had a similar problem on creating my ...
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Does a NetApp NAS provide features with VMware compared to a ZFS based NAS?

Are there feature advantages from a VMware point of view to use a NetApp nas instead of a ZFS based NAS running e.g. OmniOS? Another way to formulate the question: Are there features unlocked when ...
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ZFS on Linux + KVM Steals Memory

I'm having an issue with a CentOS 7 server where I have a single ZFS pool created along with (currently) a single running KVM VM (CentOS 6 guest). Top is reporting that the VM is using about 50% of my ...
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Linux ZFS does not buffer writes to write buffer (SLOG/ZIL)?

When experiencing write I/O, the log column in zpool iostat -v does not show any ZIL activity, ever. This results in higher than expected wait times when writing data to disk (sometimes over 80ms ...
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Long running VMWare snapshots are bad… but what about VMDKs on a ZFS\LVM snapshot?

The VMWare KB and multiple blogs state that long running snapshots are bad for both performance reasons and integrity. They have valid points. Granted this is not with ESXi but rather ...
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Virtualized Storage for other VMs on ESXi host [duplicate]

This question is two fold. Part 1: Is it a bad idea to virtualize a storage solution and run VMDKs off of that as opposed to the original VMFS datastore. Essentially lets assume I have 2 TB worth ...
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Alternative file system/volume manager for ZFS w/ non-ECC RAM?

It's not recommended to use ZFS for a computer without ECC RAM. So, what's a good alternative then? Or is the risk the same, so it doesn't matter what manager I use, it'll be the same problem if a bit ...
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zfs raidz can not read from disk

my freebsd 10 server running on zfs raidz. I have a problem with reading files, test dd of=/dev/null if=/tmp/test/1000mb.bin bs=1024k count=1000 953+1 records in 953+1 records out 1000000000 bytes ...
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best way to create perfect mirror of zfs based backup server

The existing system: I have a FreeBSD based backup/archive server, which pulls the backups from the live servers via rsync every night and does a zfs snapshot to archive the backup contents for a ...
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Why is ZFS not doing anything with my disk's duff sector?

I was under the impression that if an I/O error occurs during a read from a ZFS pool, two things will happen: The failure will be recorded in either the READ or CKSUM statistic of the relevant ...
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Is it possible to detach and reattach a ZFS disk without requiring a full resilver?

I have a ZFS mirrored pool with four total drives. Two of the drives are intended to be used for rotating offsite backups. My expectation was that after the initial resilvering I could detach and ...
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Solaris 10 ZFS ARC Maxed Out and CPU's Overloaded

We've been running ZFS for a couple years now on Solaris 10 on Oracle M5000 Enterprise server with 32 CPU cores and 256GB of memory. We are running a database/application on this server which appears ...
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FreeNAS zfs zraid two failing disks

I have a FreeNAS 8.3 file server with ZFS running four 3TB disks in raidz. camcontrol devlist: at scbus0 target 0 lun 0 (pass0,ada0) at scbus1 target 0 lun 0 (pass1,ada1) ...
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ZFS RAIDZ2 read and write speeds really slow?

I'm running 3 Samsung HD103SJ 1TB and 1 Samsung HD103UJ 1TB under Lubuntu with zfs raidz2, using a HP ProLiant N54L (AMD N54L, 4GB RAM). Moving a 10 GB file between 2 folders on the pool takes 15 ...
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ZFS - Is RAIDZ-1 really that bad?

I have an NAS server with 4x 2TB WD RE4-GP drives in a RAID10 configuration (4TB usable). I'm running out of space (<1TB usable space left). I have $0 to spend on bigger/more drives/enclosures. I ...
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Where are zfs settings written?

On FreeBSD 10.0, when one creates zfs partitions and configures where they are mounted (permissions, etc.), where is this information stored? /etc/fstab is largely empty. i.e.: $ zfs mount ...
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ZFS volume as ISCSI target

I'm looking into ZFS and using FreeNAS for ZFS management and have the following question: Do the ZFS advantages as deduplication, auto error fixing etc still work when creating an iSCSI target on a ...
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Cannot get ZFS pool created in OSX to import on Linux system [closed]

I'm experimenting with different file systems for use between a dual-booting Linux/OSX laptop which will act as a testing platform. Despite being a BSD variant, I've had a lot of trouble finding a ...
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zfs pool failing import with online disks and status

While preparing to move a zfs pool to another server chassis I did an 'zfs export' while in multi-user mode. Hindsight I should have have done this from a rescue disk. After the export, which ...
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Should I create ZFS zpools with whole disks or partitions?

I am making zpools on FreeBSD machine. While creating zpools i observe these two cases:- If i take raw disks and create zpool then i am able to form zpools and they are working perfectly. If i ...
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How to specify the path which is to be tested using iozone?

I have a freebsd install which has ufs filesystem. Inside freebsd i have created a zpool in raidz1. Now i want to perform iozone test on zfs but i am not able to understand how to specify that iozone ...
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Cluster-Shared Volume on Windows Server 2012 R2 drops off with minor iSCSI pauses

We are running into an issue here where the Cluster-Shared Volume attached to our Hyper-V 2012 R2 cluster is being dropped off / faulted with the slightest interruption from the iSCSI SAN connection ...
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Touching ZFS volume causing OS to freeze, drives reportedly OK

Having massive issues with 4 brand new 3TB WD Red drives I just got. Trying to setup raidz2 using "native zfs" with all 4 on ubuntu 14.04.1, which works initially until I start trying to copy data ...
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File is different when read from NFS server

So I have a backup server we've been using for some time, it's a FreeBSD server running zfs and serving it over NFS. The export is simple: /backup/vm -maproot=root -alldirs. If relevant, that was ...
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How to partition drive for ZFS

I'm trying to create a ZFS pool using the following command: zpool create MyPool disk /dev/sda However, I get the following error: cannot use '/dev/disk': must be a block device or regular file ...