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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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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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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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 on,...
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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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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 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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ZFS Backup vs. ZFS Data Folders for Services [closed]

So I recently set up my own little server here at home. I got my main system set up on an SSD and a ZFS pool of larger HDDs for data storage. Now the question I was asking myself was if for services ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Encryption with ZFS on linux

Does ZFS on Linux already support Encryption? If not, is it planned? I found tons of info for ZFS+LUKS but that's absolutely uninteresting: I want ZFS encryption so that I can do replication using ...
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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 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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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. How ...
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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: Memory issues with dedup even though zdb -DD looks fine

I've been experimenting with ZFS on a machine with Ubuntu 12.10, 32GB RAM (non-ECC, production system will have ECC) and a 2x2TB Linux-managed RAID1 (will be moved to RAIDZ1 for production). I just ...
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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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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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Ubuntu and ZFS, loses pool on reboot

I'm using a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, with the ZFS PPA. I'm finding when I create a pool it will mount and function fine, but after a reboot it shows as UNAVAIL and I can't find a way to ...
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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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ZFS import unable to find any pools

I had a ZFS pool -- a mirror containing 2 vdevs -- running on a FreeBSD server. I now have only one of the disks from the mirror, and I am trying to recover files from it. The ZFS data sits in a GPT ...
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Hosting a ZFS server as a virtual guest

I'm still new to ZFS. I've been using Nexenta but I'm thinking of switching to OpenIndiana or Solaris 11 Express. Right now, I'm at a point of considering virtualizing the ZFS server as a guest within ...
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Extreme ZFS slowdowns after several months

I've got a general-purpose server, providing mail, DNS, web, databases, and some other services for a number of users. It's got a Xeon E3-1275 at 3.40 GHz, 16 GB ECC RAM. Running Linux kernel 4.2.3, ...
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File size with zfs compression

I usually estimate the size of a whole directory tree using du -ks $DIRECTOY_TREE_ROOT, but this method cannot be used when zfs compression is on. The total displayed by ls -l is ok for a single ...
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ZFS, raidz1: Why is the volume size (42T) so much smaller than the pool size (50T)?

I have a pool of 28 2TB-disks (56T) in 4 arrays of 7 disks. Since it's raidz1 (~RAID5), I'd expect 1 disk to be used for parity in each array, so the resulting volume should be 2TB*4*(7-1)=48TB, right?...
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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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How to run a command once a ZFS scrub *completes*?

I would like to use cron to schedule periodic scrubs of my ZFS pool, and at some reasonably short time after the scrub finishes, email a status report to myself. The purpose of this is to catch any ...
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Does the max-80%-use target suggested for ZFS for performance reasons apply to SSD-backed pools?

The Solaris ZFS Best Practices Guide recommends keeping ZFS pool utilization below 80% for best performance: Keep pool space under 80% utilization to maintain pool performance. Currently, pool ...
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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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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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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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FreeNAS, Do I need 1GB per TB of usable storage, or 1GB of memory per TB of physical disc?

The title says it all. When setting up free NAS, do I need 1GB per TB of usable storage, or 1GB of memory per TB of physical disc?
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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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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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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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How to successfully compile lsof on Solaris 10?

The pre-compiled packages of lsof for Solaris (e.g. from Blastwave or sunfreeware) do not show the ports open, such as when using the options : "-Pni". The wisdom of the creator of lsof is that we ...
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Ubuntu client can't mount Nexenta NFS

I have a Nexenta storage box (Solaris), which exports an NFS share. Mac OS X and older Ubuntu clients can mount the NFS share just fine without any special options. Later version of Ubuntu simply ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to determine which disk failed in a FreeNAS / ZFS setup

I'm building out a FreeNAS based server in a Supermicro X6DHE-XB 3U enclosure with 4G of RAM, 16 SATA hot-swap bays. It comes with 2x8 port 3Ware RAID cards, but I'm planning on just using the ZFS ...