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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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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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 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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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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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 Like Alternatives on Windows

Conceptually, and I don't think I am alone here, I love the concepts of ZFS. You can create one big disk, everything is stored on multiple drives, and you can grow and shrink the pool and drive at ...
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How do I add a second disk to my zfs root pool

I am trying to add a new disk to my zfs root pool. Here is my current config: # zpool status pool: rpool state: ONLINE scrub: none requested config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM ...
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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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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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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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How to find files with top io on solaris ZFS?

I have a Solaris 10 ZFS based NFS server. The physical disks are more or less at their maximum io rates. Performance is very bad - so we will add spindles. The NFS solely serves as storage for ...
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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 zfs-...
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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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zpool status reports error … what next?

On our FreeNAS server, zpool status gives me: pool: raid2 state: ONLINE status: One or more devices has experienced an unrecoverable error. An attempt was made to correct the error. ...
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Why are all the zpools named “tank”?

In practically every example of ZFS usage that I've seen online (including several questions here), the zpool is named "tank". Why? Is there some sort of significance to the name or is it just that ...
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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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Is it possible to detach and reattach a ZFS disk without requiring a full resilver?

I have a ZFS mirrored pool with four total drives. Two of the drives are intended to be used for rotating offsite backups. My expectation was that after the initial resilvering I could detach and ...
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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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Best compression for ZFS send/recv

I'm sending incremental ZFS snapshots over a point-to-point T1 line and we're to a point where a day's worth of snapshots can barely make it over the wire before the next backup starts. Our send/recv ...
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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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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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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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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 zones/40e66d56-4ea8-11e5-885d-feff819cdc9f@...
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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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'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 state:...