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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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 ...
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Can't find created directory on zfs

I'm using openSUSE 13.1. I created a new directory on a zpool zfs create zpgd0/iSCSI -o compression=lz4 -o atime=off but I'm not looking on that... So I do it again but I'm getting... zfs create ...
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Disabling cache on ZFSonLinux

Using ZFS to take advantage of some of the available options and to manage volumes, not the RAID. I have a single logical device (HW RAID) added to a zpool. The ZFS ARC does not seem to perform as ...
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Ways to setup a ZFS pool on a device without possibility to create/manage partitions?

I have a NAS (Synology DS214 with DSM 5.0) where I don't have a possibility to create and manage partitions (maybe I could with some hacks that I don't want to make). What ways to setup multiple ZFS ...
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Can I choose a sparse file as vdev for a zfs pool?

man zpool states that a vdev for a zfs pool can be a "regular file". Can I specify a sparse file (the warning about the integrity of the file being determined by the underlying filesystem should ...
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How does quota usage for ZFS on Linux work?

I have a user who according to ZFS is at their quota. However, I cannot find how they are using all of their space. This file system has no descendant file systems and according to the man page the ...
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Why would zfs performance be bad for moving files within an fs?

On my FreeNAS NAS (9.1.1 running zfs v28), I am getting terrible performance for file moves between two directories in the same raidz fs. Is this expected? How can I fault-find this, if not? The ...
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How big are my disk arrays?

On my SunOS 5.10 host are there 3 Sun 6140 disk arrays, and I would like to know the disk capacities. According to zpool list do I have a 5TB and 16TB pool. format shows me only 12 disks c2t1d31: ...
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Transparent compression filesystem in conjunction with ext4

I am trying to test a project that needs compressed storage with use of the ext4 file system since the application I use relies on ext4 features. Are there any production/stable solutions out there ...
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Is a degraded RAIDZ2 the same as a RAIDZ?

Background on this question: I have a litte server with five HDDs pooled together in a RAIDZ. Last week one of my HDDs died. So I bought a new HDD and replaced the dead HDD. During the resilvering the ...
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iSCSI: HP MSA 2012i, initiator only discovers one target

I am trying to configure my HP MSA 2012i such that every disk is a vdisk and every vdisk is a volume. Each volume shall be accessible using iSCSI. So each volume shall be a iSCSI target. This is not a ...
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FreeBSD 10 won't boot to ZFS root after power failure

While installing new hardware today, I involuntarily disconnected the power to one of our servers. This server is running FreeBSD 10 with Root-on-ZFS as offered by the installer. It has a total of 36 ...
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Can a NetApp disk array be used as a JBOD?

I have a bunch of (old) NetApp DS14MK2 disks arrays with Fibre Channel connections. I wouldn't use them to anything critical, but instead of throwing them out, could I use each of them as a separate ...
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Possible to put larger disks in LSI arrays?

I have a couple of these LSI arrays LSI Model: 0834 LSI Class: 3600 LSI Name: LSI Engenio LSI product name: 1932 LSI Product codename: Mary Jane Enclosure name: Shea (DM1300) End of Life: 31-Dec-2010 ...
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Why is the size of a zfs filesystem after sending it to a different pool different?

I've move a zfs filesystem from a pool made of a bunch or mirror vdevs to another pool made of two raidz1s with the following command # zfs send -R pool/project@moving | zfs recv tank/project As ...
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FreeBSD 10: NFS unable to export folder

I am unable to export a folder using NFS. /etc/exports /storage/test -maproot=nobody client /storage/test1 -ro -maproot=nobody client /storage/test2 -ro -maproot=nobody client The first folder ...
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Array free space requirement

The general rule of thumb is don't use more than 80-85% of your capacity, otherwise performance degrades sharply, and other bad stuff may happen. On a 8TB array, this comes out to around 1.6TB of ...
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2 drive failures in zpool raid

I have a question if I'm going to be able to restore this partition if I order replacement drives. zpool clear didn't seem to do anything. zpool status Partition1 ...
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Arranging a raidz3 ZFS vdev to tolerate entire JBOD failures?

Let's say I'm going to build a very large 1PB zpool. I'll have a head unit with the HBAs inside of it (maybe 4 port LSI SAS cards) and I will have perhaps 7 45-drive JBODs attached to the head unit. ...
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What happens if I force ZFS to detach a hot spare with no valid replicas?

I have a ZFS pool made out of 6 RAIDZs. One of the RAIDZ is degraded, due to loosing two disks in the single RAIDZ close enough together that ZFS wasn't able to recover from the first failure before ...
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zfs checksum verfication failed, solaris booting failed

Looks like my solaris 10 got hosed overnight for unknown reason. I get below error while booting and also when trying to cat menu.lst file in grub. Hard disk is being detected by ubuntu so it may not ...
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How to disable ACLs on ZFS in FreeNAS?

I inherited a FreeNAS installation that I recently upgraded to version 9. I have some ZFS mounts that are mounted like this: data1/data on /mnt/data1/data (zfs, NFS exported, local, nfsv4acls) ...
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zpool import: volume FAULTED with corrupted data, is it possible to save some data?

I was using Freenas 8.2 and decided to upgrade to 9.2. All seem to go well, upgraded zfs to 28 and rebooted. During next boot it seem to take forever and at some point I decided to turn off the ...