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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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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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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ZFS on LUKS not recognized at boot

I've got 6 physical drives in RAID-Z2, which I intend to one-by-one convert to dm-crypt devices. My process was roughly: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdf Create keyfile /etc/crypttab.d/crypt-1.key ...
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ZFS on Linux for RHEL/OEL NFS Sharing

I'm trying ZFS on Linux for Oracle Linux (OLE) 6.1 (Red Hat RHEL 6.1 compatible clone). I successfully compiled and installed spl and zfs on it for Oracle Unbreakable Kernel. Zfs is working and I ...
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I/O Errors but no smart or ZFS errors

I'm having trouble to identify a problem for a friend of my. He is running ZFS on Linux with the Debian distribution. We are getting these entries into the dmesg. [273044.834151] mpt2sas0: ...
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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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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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ZFS on Linux/Ubuntu: Help importing a zpool after Ubuntu upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10, device IDs have changed

I have updated Ubuntu from version 13.04 to version 13.10, only to discover that the SATA disks IDs have changed, and my ZFS pool now fails. On new Ubuntu 13.10 the disk IDs are now ata-* instead of ...
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Gluster + ZFS, deadlock during benchmarking: zfs_iput_taskq 100% cpu

First some background: I work at a company that runs a PHP-webapplication. We have a storage backend mounted over NFS on several webservers. Today we have the issue if one webserver writes a file over ...
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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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Full Server off-site backup for a small business

I work in a small company which is getting bigger all the time. We have out grown our old backup system (a Small NAS box and Sugar Sync) and would like to move to something better... We currently ...
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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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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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How to delete all but last [n] ZFS snapshots?

I'm currently snapshotting my ZFS-based NAS nightly and weekly, a process that has saved my ass a few times. However, while the creation of the snapshot is automatic (from cron), the deletion of old ...
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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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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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ZFS on FreeBSD: recovery from data corruption

I have several TBs of very valuable personal data in a zpool which I can not access due to data corruption. The pool was originally set up back in 2009 or so on a FreeBSD 7.2 system running inside a ...
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Is FreeNAS ready for the enterprise?

I am having a bit of split in thought. I am looking at getting a NAS for my company, we need it for our VMware server. Originally the idea was to buy a NAS (a Netgear ReadyNAS) But then I got some ...
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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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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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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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ZFS on linux upgrade from 0.6.2 to 0.6.3 made my zpool unreadable help translate CentOS to Ubuntu commands

After upgrading my ubuntu 13.10 server using sudo apt-get upgrade and rebooting, my zpool wouldn't show. messier@ANDERSON:~$ sudo zpool status no pools available messier@ANDERSON:~$ sudo zpool import ...
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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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A few questions about RAID-Z

I just got 3 one terabyte HDDs to put into my small NAS box. I plan on raiding these together with RAID-Z (ZFS, if I'm not mistaken). I've done a lot of research, but there doesn't seem to be very ...
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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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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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Unmounted ZFS filesystem

I inherited a FreeNAS setup with ZFS mounts. I ran through this crash course on ZFS (no previous experience), but it doesn't answer my question. I have this list when I run zfs list: [root@nas] ~# ...
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Using ZFS head node as database server?

I'm using a dual-head ZFS-backed NAS for high availability cluster shared storage, based on Nexenta's recommended architecture as seen here: The disks in 1 JBOD will store the database files for a ...
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Update from zfs-0.6.2-1.el6.x86_64 to zfs-0.6.3-1.el6.x86_64 has made by zpool unreadable

After running # yum update zfs and restarting my CentOS 6 ZFS on Linux system can no longer see or interact with it's zpools. # zpool status no pools available # zpool import zpool: ...
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Can I use ZFS to replicate (fast) EC2 instance store to (slow) EBS store?

I love the idea of using SSD EBS instance stores as L2ARC and ZIL for a zpool backed by EBS. Going further (and into more dangerous territory), could I instead create a zpool mirror with the 2 ...
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Does hot spare limit write speed in ZFS?

Let's say I have a ZFS pool with a fast SSD and I want to add a magnetic hot spare. Will the pool slow down to the hot spare's speed?
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ZFS RAID0 pool without redundancy

I created a ZFS pool on Ubuntu 14.04 without specifiying RAID or redundancy options, wrote some data to it, rebooted the machine and the pool is no longer available (UNAVAIL). I don't have the exact ...
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is zfs snapshot -r of several pools atomic?

Let's say I've got 2 zpools -- one with a database's database files and one with the database transaction logs. If I do a zfs snapshot -r database@snapshot will the resulting snapshots all be taken ...
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How to active HDD leds on HP MDS 600 / HP D6000?

I have a HP D6000 (sometimes called MDS 600) storage array, HP DL380p G8 with an LSI 9207-8e SAS adapter. When I am in the OmniOS (Solaris 10 fork), I can e.g. dd to one of the disks, but I don't see ...
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GlusterFS and ZFS snapshots

I know many people are using GlusterFS on top on ZFS. I'm wondering about snapshots: how do you ensure snapshot homogeneity among the nodes? I mean if you do a snapshot on a node, how can you be sure ...
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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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When to use hot-spare?

On my newly purchased HP MDS600 with 70x 4TB Nearline SAS disks, I now need to configure the disks, and I want raidz2, so the raid sizes follows 2^n+2. The options I therefore have are 7 raid sets ...
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How to remove the OpenSolaris ZFS dump device

The ZFS dump device is used only for debugging problems. In this case, I have decided the risk vs reward is such that I should delete the dump device to make room for other storage. I am able to ...
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scsi and ata entries for same hard drive under /dev/disk/by-id

I am trying to set up a ZFS pool using 4 bare drives which I have attached to my Ubuntu system via a SATA hot swap backplane. These are Hitachi SATA drives. When I list the contents of ...
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Mimicking Google's Persistent Disks — Is this a logical FreeBSD disaster recovery strategy?

I am looking into FreeBSD to provide a more comprehensive backup and disaster recovery strategy for database servers. Ideally I want to mimic what google is doing with "Persistent disks" ...
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ZFS root pool free space

I have an openindiana (oi_151a7) box where I used 30GB for the root partition during installation. This has become rpool1. I cannot figure out how to make the remaining 202 GB available. Looking for ...
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zfs rename/move root filesystem into child

Similar question exists but the solution (using mv) is awful because in this case it works as "copy, then remove" rather than pure "move". So, I created a pool: zpool create tank /dev/loop0 and ...
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Why did rebooting cause one side of my ZFS mirror to become UNAVAIL?

I just recently migrated a bulk data storage pool (ZFS On Linux 0.6.2, Debian Wheezy) from a single-device vdev configuration to a two-way mirror vdev configuration. The previous pool configuration ...
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mounting ZFS zvol snapshot locally gives “Invalid argument”

I'm trying to mount a snapshot of a ZFS zvol. The zvol should have a ext2 partition on it (as evidenced by the CentOS VM to which the zvol is currently shared by iSCSI): [root@test-vm ~]# file - ...
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ZFS booting troubles

I have FreeBSD 8.0, and rebooting arise while zfs scrub was runing. Now when system booting it frezee at moment with ZFS version and ZFS pool version. I can't even login. The question : Is the scrub ...