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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Access iSCSI block device, setup as ZFS volume on CentOS7 - won't automount on boot, hangs on reboot

I am running CentOS7 on a virtual instance at Softlayer. There is a block storage device available to the instance via multipath/iscsi I have successfully had this block device mounted as XFS. I ...
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ZFS on a single external HDD drive: setup / tutorial and workflow [closed]

There are many tutorials on ZFS but I couldn't find a single one which covers the changes in commands when one uses only a single drive. I know by now that the parameter copies=2 is used but what ...
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Grow ZFS pool to use the whole disk

What's the (if there's any) way to grow a zfs pool that only uses a disk partially to use the whole disk? Background is, zfs is used here on a virtual machine and the Virtual machines disk has been ...
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How do I prevent ntfs-3g use starving my ZFS ARC of memory?

I have an HP Microserver running OpenMediaVault 2.1.18 (Stone burner), based on Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy). A few days ago, I needed to copy a large number of files from a USB drive, formatted with ...
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ZFS and controller level mirroring

If there are more than one SCSI controllers on your machine - there are disks from each controller - is there an option within ZFS to create a mirror of an existing pool so that sub mirror is picked ...
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ZFS Performance 80% rule

Does the 80% capacity rule of thumb for ZFS pools apply regardless of the size of the pool? If I have a pool of 10TB, that means I have to keep 2TB free. Fair enough, the loss isn't too great. But in ...
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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 Datasets dissappear on reboot

I have installed ZFS(0.6.5) in my Centos 7 and I have also created a zpool, everything works fine apart from the fact that my datasets disappear on reboot. I have been trying to debug this issue with ...
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Destroying zfs dataset, migrating data to parent dataset

I have these zfs datasets: pool1 pool1/ds_parent pool1/ds_parent/ds1 pool1/ds_parent/ds2 pool1/ds_other I want to keep all data which is now contained in the datasets ds1 and ds2, but I don't want ...
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How to migrate a regular LXC container to a Proxmox LXC container?

How do you migrate a regular LXC container (from another or the same server) to a Proxmox LXC container, which can be accessed via the Proxmox web GUI? For example, I have a container created by ...
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ZFS pool slow sequential read

I have a related question about this problem, but it got too complicated and too big, so I decided I should split up the issue into NFS and local issues. I have also tried asking about this on the ...
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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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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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Why are some disks and some are LUNs?

Question at the bottom. I would like to use a Sun StorageTek 6100 as JBOD for ZFS, and so I have connected it to OmniOS over FC with a QLC2462 HBA. The disk array doesn't have a controller tray, just ...
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existing zpool assigned disk from datastore how to increase the zpool and increase the file system

First disk c1t0d0 is in syspool which is root file system. This disk is from datastore from esx host. If they increase existing disk for this Solaris VM server of syspool disk c1t0d0. How do I ...
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Increase the capacity of a RAIDZ1 vdev on ZFS

I'm running FreeNAS on a Mini-ITX Box at home. I have 3x3TB HDDs in a RAIDZ1 udev. Now I'm running out of space. I have space for one additional HDD in my case. I want to convert the 3x3TB RAIDZ1 into ...
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Ubuntu + ZFS vs Rockstor [closed]

I have a personal fileserver at home with 6 HDs: 1 500 GB one for the OS 1 4 TB one for temporary data four 2 TB ones that we want to configure in some sort of RAID 5 fashion It looks like I have ...
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“Reinstall” FreeBSD using ZFS snapshots

I am using a dedicated server, and unlike on VPS providers or VM machines, getting back to a clean state (untouched, after install) is quite a laborious thing to do (lots of clicking around in a web ...
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Greyed out Folder in Finder (OSX) on Network SMB Share

Bear with me, this is long and complicated, but TL;DR Where does OSX hide extra attributes on files (either on shares or local)? We are having issues in our Enterprise environment. We have an Oracle ...
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Removing all hw raid from Sun server

This post is about the same server as this post, where multiple disks were in a LUN, and then ZFS was used to make the ZFS pools. I would like to use the 6140 disk arrays as JBOD's on either Linux or ...
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How stable and reliable is HAMMER in 2015? [closed]

It's been a long time since HAMMER came about. Has it been deemed reliable for general-purpose consumption yet?
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rsnapshot vs zfs / btrfs snapshots

Currently I'm using rsnapshot to implement a daily / weekly / monthly backup scheme on an external disk. Lately I've been reading alot about copy-on-write file systems like zfs and btrfs. I quite like ...
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iSCSI: lsscsi lists device but fdisk does not

How do I make freebsd show initiators a mountable target from a zpool? On a fresh install of FreeBSD 10.2 (hostname bohr) I made a zpool named tank with a single vdev which is 2 disks in a mirror; ...
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Missing free space in new zfs raidz2 zpool?

I'm running Nas4Free 10.2.0.2 - Prester (revision 1814) which is based on FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE-p2 #0 r287260M: Fri Aug 28 18:38:18 CEST 2015. System has 24 GB memory. I've tried with ashift=9 and 12 ...
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ZFS on enterprise RAID pass-through, and ZFS on FreeBSD root

We've been running ZFS on top of a single hardware RAID on dell poweredge for years. I know most people are against this, but the snapshot/clone, compression and flexible partition of ZFS served us ...
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ZFS snapshot send incremental

I have been happily using zfsnap with CentOS and ZFSonLinux in a scripted manner similar to how it is described on the web site, but have run into an issue. Unfortunately backups did not run a few ...
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Multiple RAID types on a ZFS pool

Reading the Ubuntu Wiki page on ZFS (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZFS) I found some claimed abilities of ZFS which I am not able to find any documentation of. If the claims are infact possible I would love ...
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ZFS SAN boot - what makes the OS crash during SAN switch change

I have a Solaris 10 server - with ZFS SAN boot - the OS pool has disks configured from two different HBAs c1 , c2 - have LUNs from different FA ports on the SAN array - c1 , c2 HBAs are connected ...
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ZFS - zfs destroy snapshot during zfs send incremental

How does zfs handle destroying snapshots during an incremental send? Example: 2 servers using ZFS: zfshost1 [root@zfshost1~]# zfs list -t snapshot NAME ...
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Missing free space from ZFS pool after migrating from FreeBSD to NAS4Free

I was running FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE-p4 and migrated to NAS4Free which is FreeBSD version 10.2-RELEASE #0 r286738M: Thu Aug 13 21:32:58 CEST 2015. Now I'm missing free space and I can't delete any files ...
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Solaris 10 Update 8, ZFS boot/root zpool and moving disks around

One of my OLD machines is running solaris 10 Update 8 (x86). It has a mirrored ZFS I use for "root zpool". Both disks are failing so I plugged a new disk in a USB port and attached the new disk to ...
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'zfs get all' returns properties for file systems with '%' (percent sign) appended

While working with zfs I saw that 'zfs get all' for some existing file systems would list properties with '%' (percent sign) added to the the name of the file system. Like so: # zfs list ... ...
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zfs checksum error in raidz1 vdev but not in disk

I am backing up data stored in a zpool consisting of a single raidz vdev with 2 hard disks. During this operation, I got checksum errors, and now the status looks as follows: pool: tmp_zpool ...
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ZFS permanent error; options for recovery

Background: small personal server, email, web, shell, etc, for family and friends. SunOS 5.11, snv_113 from November 2008. Server built in 2009. I believe that was either opensolaris or Solaris early ...
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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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ZFS: how to replace disk that faulted while resilvering after another fault?

A disk replacement in ZFS went awry, and now the replacing disk, even though no longer physically present, is "stuck" in the pool, blocking further replacement attempts. How to remove it? In a raidz3 ...
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ZFS never mounts my pool automatically, why?

I'm running ZFS on Linux on my workstation, and have been for about two years: [ 273.779699] SPL: Loaded module v0.6.4.2-1~vivid [ 273.824212] ZFS: Loaded module v0.6.4.2-1~vivid, ZFS pool version ...
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ZFS reads on FreeBSD incredibly slow

I have a FreeBSD 10.0 system on which I have MySQL running with its InnoDB database files stored on ZFS. It seemed to have been going fine for months, but lately, and seemingly suddenly, performance ...
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Advice for building production 140 disk (420 TB) ZFS zpool [closed]

I have been tasked to build a large zpool for a data recording system. Using ZFS on Linux (0.6.4.2), on CentOS 6.5. Hardware specs: DL380 Gen8 80 GB ram 2x HP HBA H221 2x HP D6000, each with 70x ...
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No more space on FreeNAS 9.3. But only half of space actually in use based on “du -sh” command

This morning I got a warning on my FreeNAS 9.3 machine about "Not enough space" warning: The capacity for the volume 'SeanVolume' is currently at 85%, while the recommended value is below 80%. It's ...
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zfsonlinux, raidz1: two disk corruptions: How I can use dd/dd_rescue and deceive zpool?

I have zfsonlinux (Centos 7), and raidz1. And I have trouble: two disks are dying. The first disk have Raw_Read_Error_Rate failure in SMART and Reallocated_Sector_Ct error (the disk has run out of ...
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zpool import one or more devices is currently unavailable

zfs drives from a FreeNAS that wouldn't power up after a move. Pulled the disks, scrapped the box, now I can't import any pools. I've tried zfs on Linux and freeNAS from shell on my laptop (using ...
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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 ...
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ZFS - Reconnecting a disconnected but fully intact disk

If a disk gets disconnected from a ZFS array, but the drive itself if totally fine, what happens when you reconnect it? For example, if I have a mirror of 2 drives, if one is disconnected, then ...
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Persistent ESXi iSCSI datastore from guest VM based target? [closed]

I'm in the process of building a home lab environment for Cisco and VMware that will also double as a NAS. The system runs ESXi v6.0 bare metal. Part of my design is that I have a Lenovo TS440 with ...
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Is it safe to boot a linux server from a USB drive?

I have an HP DL360 G7 server I plan to install KVM and ZFS on. The purpose is going to be a lab in a box. I have the 8 drive bays in the front loaded with 4 drives and an SSD (for the ZFS ZIL cache). ...
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ZFS: what does it mean if all disks are ONLINE but resilvering takes place?

I have a pool of four raidz1 on Solaris 10, three of which look like this: state: ONLINE status: One or more devices is currently being resilvered. The pool will continue to function, ...
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zfs error behind LSI raidcontroller

So ZFS is reporting some "read issues", so it would seem that this disk is failing, based on the fact nothing given in the ZFS-8000-9P document reports has occurred we are aware of. These disks are ...
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OpenZFS on OSX filesystem dataset performance issue

tl;dr - My ZFS RAIDZ2 array reads at 7.5+ GB/s and writes at 2.0+ GB/s when I specify a bs=128K or greater with dd. OS X is assuming 1K (as per stat -f %k .) and all my is ~300MB/s; dd gives the same ...
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Can I prevent exportfs from from breaking ZFS sharenfs exports?

I'm using ZFS on Linux as a fileserver running Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. The ZFS pool shares a number of datasets using it's sharenfs property. Outside of ZFS there are a few additional NFS shares ...