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freenas zfs read performance sucks .. why?

I just set up a freenas zfs raid-z2 with 4 drives sata enterprise drives and doing some performance tests. Right now I'm pushing and pulling linux images into the storage. My notebook has a samsung ...
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Using SATA III SSDs for ZFS pools

I'm thinking of building a ZFS server optimized for random access (PostgreSQL database). I figured that I have 2 options: Use pools consisting of the Crucial M500 960 GB SATA III SSDs. Enterprise ...
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size the write cache ZFS

I would like to add a write cache to my Nexenta. I thought about using 2 SSDs in mirror with a third disc in spare. The problem is: How do I calculate the size of my array to maximize the investment ...
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How to fetch current l2arc_max_write setting on Illumos?

I am trying to tweak my ZFS pool, but in order to do this I would like to know the current l2arc_max_write setting. I know the default is 8 MB/s, but I can't find the actual value. I have tried to ...
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Will a SSD cache increase Native ZFS performance for me?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop x64 with Native ZFS using a mirrored pool of 2x2 TB 6.0 Gbps hard drives. My issue is that I'm only getting about 30 Mb/s read/write at any time, I would think my system ...
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Solaris ZFS volumes: workload not hitting L2ARC

I've set up a Solaris Express 11 machine with some reasonably fast HDDs behind a RAID controller, set the device up as a zpool with compression enabled and added a mirrored log and 2 caching devices ...
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ZFS - Impact of L2ARC cache device failure (Nexenta)

I have an HP ProLiant DL380 G7 server running as a NexentaStor storage unit. The server has 36GB RAM, 2 LSI 9211-8i SAS controllers (no SAS expanders), 2 SAS system drives, 12 SAS data drives, a ...
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Where is my free memory? (Solaris 10)

I have a default Solaris 10 installation running on a 64GB box. For some reason, not all of the memory is available for use. The reason I'm even bothered by it, is because I'm trying to get mysql to ...
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What's in my ZFS ARC and L2ARC caches?

I have a simple ZFS setup at home, four disks mirrored, 8GB ram and 120GB Intel X25-M SSD for L2ARC. I ran zpool add poolname cache cXtXdX then generated load and eagerly tracked the warming process ...