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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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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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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Booting FreeBSD from whole-disk ZFS pool?

I have a FreeBSD fileserver configured with one ZFS pool created from whole disk devices. That is, the pool was created like this: zpool create pool0 raidz ada0 ada1 ada2 This means the disks have ...
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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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Disabling RAID feature on HP Smart Array P400

I'm planning to use ZFS on my system (HP ML370 G5, Smart Array P400, 8 SAS disk). I want ZFS to manage all disks individually, so it can utilize better scheduling (i.e. I want to use software RAID ...
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freenas disc problems - smart error - how to repair zfs raid?

I have troubles with my freenas 9.2.1. It crashed today. Its running a fileserver on zfs jbod raid 2. I'm not sure what exactly causes the problems. The system is booting however reacting pretty slow. ...
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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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why are zfs on linux transfer rtates reported incorrectly after expanding array?

I have upgraded the drives in a 4 drive Raidz array in a NAS server and the array has auto expanded to the new size. In testing transfer rates from the NAS server now I observe that when performing ...
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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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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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FreeNAS/FreeBSD: How to access status of ZFS volume from jail?

I am trying to set up NRPE to enable remote Nagios monitoring of a new FreeNAS 0.91 system. I mostly have this working. I can connect and inquire about basic information like number of processes, ...
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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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ZFS - destroying deduplicated zvol or data set stalls the server. How to recover?

I'm using Nexentastor on a secondary storage server running on an HP ProLiant DL180 G6 with 12 Midline (7200 RPM) SAS drives. The system has an E5620 CPU and 8GB RAM. There is no ZIL or L2ARC device. ...
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Nexentastor CE on Supermicro X10DRL-I

I'm writing here because after 3 hours i'm still not able to install NexentaStorCE on my brand new server. The hardware configuration is: Supermicro x10drl-i Xeon E5 2609V3 16GB DDR4 Kingston I'm ...
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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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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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ZFS - Pool name has the same name as Dataset (volume)?

I messed up my pool by doing zfs send...receive So I got the following : zpool list NAME SIZE ALLOC FREE CAP DEDUP HEALTH ALTROOT rpool 928G 17.3G 911G 1% 1.00x ONLINE - tank1 ...
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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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ZFS best practices with hardware RAID

If one happens to have some server-grade hardware at ones disposal, is it ever advisable to run ZFS on top of a hardware-based RAID1 or some such? Should one turn off the hardware-based RAID, and run ...
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recommendations for efficient offsite remote backup solution of vm's

I am looking for recommendations for backing up my current 6 vm's(and soon to grow to up to 20). Currently I am running a two node proxmox cluster(which is a debian base using kvm for virtualization ...
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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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smbd processes in uninterruptable sleep

I have fileserver running FreeBSD 10.1. The server's storage consists of two HDDs in a mirrored ZFS pool. This server is running Samba 4.1, as domain member. The domain controller is running on ...
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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 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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Ways to set up 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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ZFS: How do you restore the correct number of copies after losing a drive?

With zfs, if you have copies=2 and then you lose a drive containing some of those copies, how do you tell the system that it should make a new copy of the data blocks for the affected files? Or does ...
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Identify Disks on SuperMicro server running FreeBSD

I am running on a SuperMicro 2U server with 6 disks in a ZPool. I want to identify each drive bay using the Drive Carrier LED from running a command from a tool in FreeBSD. Is there a way to do this? ...
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Are there any PCIe SSD cards compatable with OpenIndianna (OpenSolaris) and/or FreeNAS (freebsd) 8+?

Has anyone had any success at all with any PCIx SSD cards around the 200GB+ mark under FreeNAS 8 or OpenIndiana? Specifically either of these platforms because of ZFS support for which we'd be using ...
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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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ZFS - zpool replace never finishes

I have a 5 x 3TB raidz1 array on a ubuntu 14.04.1 server. Last month, one of the drives died (audible clicking). I was able to replace the drive with zpool replace RAID <dead drive> <new ...
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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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iSCSI: LUNs per target?

My question relates specifically to ZFS/COMSTAR but I assume is generally applicable to any iSCSI system. Should one prefer to create a target for every LUN that you want to expose? Or is it good ...
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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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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 ...