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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Too much free space on FreeNAS - ZFS

I have a FreeNAS server with 3 x 2 To disks in raidz1. I would expect to have about 4 To of space available. When I run zpool list I get: [root@freenas] ~# zpool list NAME SIZE USED AVAIL ...
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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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Dell PERC 4/DC (PowerEdge 2850) and ZFS

I understand that ZFS prefers to have as much data about the drives as possible, and that the best thing to do is turn off RAID. The hardware environment is a Dell PowerEdge 2850 with PERC 4/DC and ...
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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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Is there a tool for managing FreeBSD jails that knows about ZFS?

ZFS under FreeBSD lets one assign filesystems to a jail, such that an account in the jail with the appropriate privileges can access the filesystem, create new subordinate filesystems, and so forth. ...
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In ZFS, what is the difference between the various zpool versions?

According to this wiki article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZFS there are a number of zpool implementations out there. For example, OpenSolaris and derivatives are at 28. While FreeBSD 8 appears to ...
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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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ZFS online disk migration

I'm wondering if ZFS can handle the following. Say I have FreeBSD installed on a zpool with two physical 500GB disks in a mirrored setup. These form the root partition, so only a maximum of 20GB is ...
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ZFS estimated send size much larger than total data size

From zfs send -R -v pool/fs@snap: send from @ to pool/fs@snap estimated size is 6.50T ...but from zpool list: NAME SIZE ALLOC FREE CAP DEDUP HEALTH ALTROOT pool 3.62T 2.36T 1.27T ...
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FreeNAS ZFS Kernel Panic

I'm running FreeNAS 8 and my computer had a hard reset from a power outage and now every time I try to boot I get the following error message: Error Message: panic: zfs_replay_acl_v0:898: unsupported ...
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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 cksum errors on LSI 9207-9i (SAS2308) with Samsung 850 Pro SSDs

I am testing an LSI 9207-8i controller with 8x Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSDs attached. SSDs are running latest firmware EXM02B6Q, controller is running P17 and has exhibited same issues with P19. Server ...
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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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Why does a ZFS resilver scan the entire pool?

I have a zpool where I have just replaced a failed disk, and started a resilvering to the new disk. What I don't understand is, why zpool status says it want to scan 129TB, when the size of the vdev ...
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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 ...
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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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Having trouble mapping solaris drive paths to physical disks

I have a supermicro box with 24 drives in front and 12 drives in back. It's running x86 solaris 10 with zfs. Here is the output of zpool status: NAME STATE READ WRITE ...
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ZFS on USB disks isn't mounted on boot [closed]

I have a ZRAID on two disks on a disk hub connected to the server via USB 3.0. The system is FreeBSD 10.1. Now even though the ZRAID gets imported on boot, it doesn't get mounted. I've set a mount ...
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Anybody have experience with using Nexenta? [closed]

I'm evaluating the Nexenta platform to hopefully one day replace our legacy file servers. I would primarily use it as a CIFS server in an Active Directory environment. Anyone out there have any ...
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Handling XenServer snapshotting and cloning with ZFS SAN

I'm planning on setting up a XenServer machine that uses a NexentaOS/ZFS-based SAN for storage of the Virtual Disk Images (VDIs) through iSCSI. I know I could just setup a big Storage Repository (SR) ...
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Can I “flush and lock” an Oracle database to do a filesystem backup?

I'm using ZFS to take snapshots of running OpenVZ containers. For MySQL databases I can use flush tables with read lock to put them in a flushed & locked state. This will put the underlying files ...
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zfs pools unavailable, disks shared with other pools

My ZFS pool called data do not mount anymore after a shutdown. Maybe there was some automatic update on the computer. I Don't know. zpool status returns no pools available zpool import returns ...
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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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zpool disappears whenever solaris cluster reboot or power cycle

I have following setup Oracle Solaris 10 -> 5.10 Generic_147147-26 sun4v sparc Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.1.0 - 64bit production Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3u2 for Solaris ...
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NFS client, ZFS Server ZoL: cat to changed file ends with not found

We get in trouble since an update from our clients from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04. The behavior: On client A I change an existing file foo on a nfs share. On client B I do a cat foo. 1st time ...
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Nexenta/OpenSolaris filer kernel panic/crash

I've an x4540 Sun storage server running NexentaStor Enterprise. It's serving NFS over 10GbE CX4 for several VMWare vSphere hosts. There are 30 virtual machines running. For the past few weeks, I've ...
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How much memory is required to send deduplicated ZFS stream?

Last year I set up a pair of servers for my employer, running FreeBSD 10.1 with a large pool of storage in each server. 12 x 2TB disks, in a zpool configured as two raidz2 vdevs of six disks each. One ...
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Where can I find introductory documentation for ZFS?

I recently installed OpenIndiana because of an interest in ZFS. I like the feature-list of ZFS, but I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how to configure it. All of the documentation I ...
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NFS issue brings down entire vSphere ESX estate

I experienced an odd issue this morning where an NFS issue appeared to have taken down the majority of my VMs hosted on a small vSphere 5.0 estate. The infrastructure itself is 4x IBM HS21 blades ...
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Can I trust that ZFS is consistent between Linux and FreeBSD?

I'm planning to build a FreeNAS box sometime soon, but if ZFS on Linux eventually proves to be reliable, I might want to switch, just to have a more familiar OS. So I'm wondering if I can trust that ...
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External USB disks on FreeNAS

I have a WD external USB disk (it is new), that works just fine on Linux with ext4 filesystem, but then when I use on FreeNAS and mount the ZFS volume I get error while writing into it. ...
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Solaris x86 11.1 and qlt driver — only 3/4 ports attach

I'm using the QLogic QLE2564 4-port 8Gb HBA. The problem I have is that when I attach the qlt target mode driver to the card, only 3/4 ports attach the driver. ffffc10006854e58 pciex1077,2532, ...
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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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Solaris 10 inherit group write on ACL

I'm trying to get group write permissions to be inherited in Solaris 10. It isn't working. I've set aclinherit and aclmode to passthrough using zfs set. Unfortunately, a group@:w...:deny rule is ...
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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 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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NexentaStor: how to partition SSD disk?

I'm trying to set up some homegrown storage using a desktop motherboard, 4 x SATA drives and 2 x SSD drives. I'd really like to use NexentaStor for its nice web interface and for it is some ...
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ZFS (Solaris 11) - SAS controller died & was replaced - pool is suspended

(Note I will amend with zpool status for clarity, when I return to the server) I have a 6x2TB disk raidz2 ZFS pool which I am hosting in Solaris 11 My original M1015 (flashed to IT mode) installed 2 ...
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Can OpenAFS be used as NFS?

I have an application that only runs on Linux, which will generate ~500TB of data over the next year, which all must be kept and backed up each day. It would be temping to go with ZFSonLinux or ...
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ZFS, mdconfig, GELI and getting my head around

I want to create an encrypted virtual disk but I am struggling with understanding some basic concepts. Please correct me if any of these statements are wrong: I need a block device that geli can ...
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zfs - two pools with nested mountpoints and conflicting mount order

I have a problem with automounting separate pools, that have nested mountpoints. I am using ZfsOnLinux 0.6.2. The siuation currently is as follows: zpool1 ---> /var zpool1/log ---> ...
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Data recover hardware raid vs zfs pool

How does one recover data after disk failure in zfs software raid or Synology hw raid? Is it easier , less corruption in one or other ? Is one more susceptible to write corruptions than other ? ...
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Is a large RAID-Z array just as bad as a large RAID-5 array?

For a long time I've heard about how bad an idea a large (>5TB?) RAID-5 array is simply because there's a high risk for another drive to fail. Has RAID-Z1 managed to remedy this for an array of any ...
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Which version of ZFS allows shrinking of a pool?

I found a list of versions and their Solaris release numbers http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19253-01/819-5461/appendixa-1/index.html I know that you can grow a pool by replacing drives with ...
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Is it Possible to Automatically Resilver a ZFS Array On Hotswap

I'm trying to learn about ZFS for a NAS I'm planning on building. I'm trying to understand if the following scenario would be possible to set up. Disclaimer: I know very little about ZFS, so forgive ...
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ZFS on FreeBSD panic: allocating allocated segment

My PCBSD (i.e. basically FreeBSD) system won't boot anymore, I'm getting the above error message when importing the storage pool. This is apparently a known issue (see e.g. here, here or even Oracle's ...
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Non-ECC memory with ZFS: a stupid idea?

I have a new server and am planning to upgrade the paltry 2 GB of memory to the maximum of 16 GB. (Theoretically 8 GB is the limit, but empirically 16 GB has been shown to work.) Some guides advise ...