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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ZFS backup advice with another server

I currently have two servers both have the exact same hardware, disks, etc. One server (server1) is going to be the "main" server. It's basically a server with raidz2 that has SMB shares on it that ...
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Sanity check on 40TB server configuration

I've got 40 years in computing, but I've never had to build a server quite like this one, so this might be a n00b question. I have a client that is going to offer ultra-high def music files for ...
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Resilvering for data transfer?

I currently have a production server with four drives in raidz2 and a backup server that is identical in configuration and hardware. I'm currently doing a transfer of data using rsync between the ...
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ZFS pool reports a missing device, but it is not missing

I am running the latest Debian 7.7 x86 and ZFS on linux After moving my computer to a different room. If I do a zpool status I get this status : pool: solaris state: DEGRADED status: One or more ...
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Solaris ZFS, cant send/recv to remote encrypted pools?

I'm trying to do a simple task, which is to send a snapshot of a dataset to a remote pool. Both src/dest pools are encrypted. Here is the command I issue: zfs send -R testsnapshot@2014 | ssh ...
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How to delete and reuse ZFS filesystems inside a Pool

I have this ZFS Pool. NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM app ONLINE 0 0 0 raidz1-0 ONLINE 0 0 0 c1t2d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 ...
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How to migrate a ZFS filesystem to use compression?

Question at the bottom. I have several ZFS file system I would like to use ZFS compression, but since enabling the compression will only affect new data written to the file system, I would like to ...
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Solaris: Encrypting a zpool NOT a dataset within a pool?

What is the way in Solaris to encrypt a zpool? All the documentation supporting ZFS encryption talk about using "zfs create" and specifying a dataset WITHIN a pool. I just became SA for several ...
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ZFS Sync over unreliable, slow WAN. ZFS replication, or rsync?

I've been tasked with making an off-site backup work over the WAN. Both storage boxes are FreeBSD based NAS boxes running ZFS. Once or twice a week, 15-60 gigs of photography data gets dumped to the ...
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ZFS - Is RAIDZ-1 really that bad?

I have an NAS server with 4x 2TB WD RE4-GP drives in a RAID10 configuration (4TB usable). I'm running out of space (<1TB usable space left). I have $0 to spend on bigger/more drives/enclosures. I ...
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How to determine which disk failed in a FreeNAS / ZFS setup

I'm building out a FreeNAS based server in a Supermicro X6DHE-XB 3U enclosure with 4G of RAM, 16 SATA hot-swap bays. It comes with 2x8 port 3Ware RAID cards, but I'm planning on just using the ZFS ...
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Inplace migrating ZFS RAIDZ with 3 drives to 4 disks, when pool has more than 1/3 of free space

On creating my RAID-Z pool on ZoL I assumed, I could easily just drop-in additional disks later on. Meanwhile I learned that this is yet not possible. But... I had a similar problem on creating my ...
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Does a NetApp NAS provide features with VMware compared to a ZFS based NAS?

Are there feature advantages from a VMware point of view to use a NetApp nas instead of a ZFS based NAS running e.g. OmniOS? Another way to formulate the question: Are there features unlocked when ...
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How can you find the parent snapshot of a zfs clone?

I made a clone of zfs filesystem that has a number of snapshots. I also have several replicated copies of the filesystem. How can I find which filesystem/snapshot a clone is attached to? (Seems ...
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ZFS on Linux + KVM Steals Memory

I'm having an issue with a CentOS 7 server where I have a single ZFS pool created along with (currently) a single running KVM VM (CentOS 6 guest). Top is reporting that the VM is using about 50% of my ...
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Linux ZFS does not buffer writes to write buffer (SLOG/ZIL)?

When experiencing write I/O, the log column in zpool iostat -v does not show any ZIL activity, ever. This results in higher than expected wait times when writing data to disk (sometimes over 80ms ...
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ZFS vs XFS

We're considering building a ~16TB storage server. At the moment, we're considering both ZFS and XFS as filesystem. What are the advantages, disadvantages? What do we have to look for? Is there a ...
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ZFS sample config opinions

Irecently asked a question about the best way to apply 20 2TB drives in a ZFS pool. I have come up with the following setup (thanks to many helpful suggestions) and would love opinions and suggestions ...
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ZFS RAIDZ2 read and write speeds really slow?

I'm running 3 Samsung HD103SJ 1TB and 1 Samsung HD103UJ 1TB under Lubuntu with zfs raidz2, using a HP ProLiant N54L (AMD N54L, 4GB RAM). Moving a 10 GB file between 2 folders on the pool takes 15 ...
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add a directory inside freebsd jail

Not sure if this is correct, but i have now installed freebsd 10 on top of ZFS with jails and have created a jail for Mongodb. For the data files I used the following: zfs create -o atime=off \ ...
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Long running VMWare snapshots are bad… but what about VMDKs on a ZFS\LVM snapshot?

The VMWare KB and multiple blogs state that long running snapshots are bad for both performance reasons and integrity. They have valid points. Granted this is not with ESXi but rather ...
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How to disable ACLs on ZFS in FreeNAS?

I inherited a FreeNAS installation that I recently upgraded to version 9. I have some ZFS mounts that are mounted like this: data1/data on /mnt/data1/data (zfs, NFS exported, local, nfsv4acls) ...
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Are ZFS pools or LVM volume groups more reliable for utilizing many partitions?

When deciding whether to use LVM volume groups or ZFS pools in configuring new file servers, what needs to be considered? Is there a "better" choice in the realm of multi-purpose file servers? Unlike ...
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Virtualized Storage for other VMs on ESXi host [duplicate]

This question is two fold. Part 1: Is it a bad idea to virtualize a storage solution and run VMDKs off of that as opposed to the original VMFS datastore. Essentially lets assume I have 2 TB worth ...
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Does a 3ware “ECC-ERROR” matter on a JBOD when I have ZFS?

I have a FreeBSD 8.x machine running ZFS and with a 3ware 9690SA controller. The 3ware controller shows an ECC-ERROR with one of the disks: //host> /c0 show VPort Status Unit Size ...
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Alternative file system/volume manager for ZFS w/ non-ECC RAM?

It's not recommended to use ZFS for a computer without ECC RAM. So, what's a good alternative then? Or is the risk the same, so it doesn't matter what manager I use, it'll be the same problem if a bit ...
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Disabling cache on ZFSonLinux

Using ZFS to take advantage of some of the available options and to manage volumes, not the RAID. I have a single logical device (HW RAID) added to a zpool. The ZFS ARC does not seem to perform as ...
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best way to create perfect mirror of zfs based backup server

The existing system: I have a FreeBSD based backup/archive server, which pulls the backups from the live servers via rsync every night and does a zfs snapshot to archive the backup contents for a ...
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FreeBSD 10 won't boot to ZFS root after power failure

While installing new hardware today, I involuntarily disconnected the power to one of our servers. This server is running FreeBSD 10 with Root-on-ZFS as offered by the installer. It has a total of 36 ...
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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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Solaris 10 ZFS ARC Maxed Out and CPU's Overloaded

We've been running ZFS for a couple years now on Solaris 10 on Oracle M5000 Enterprise server with 32 CPU cores and 256GB of memory. We are running a database/application on this server which appears ...
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ZFS RAID and LUKS encryption in Linux

I'm planning to setup a set of 3x 2TB 7200rpm drives as a LUKS-encrypted Z-RAID pool in Linux (for a NAS solution). My understanding of the problem at hand is that the only way to achieve this is to ...
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Nexenta - unknown trap type 8 in user mode

I'm trying to install NexentaStor 3.1.4.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS KVM on AMD64 platform. During the install I encounter the following exception : "unknown trap type 8 in user mode" Can anyone point me ...
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strange ZFS disk space usage report for a ZVOL

We have a 100G ZVOL on a FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT host which claims to use 176G of disk space: root@storage01:~ # zfs get all zroot/DATA/vtest NAME PROPERTY VALUE ...
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Where are zfs settings written?

On FreeBSD 10.0, when one creates zfs partitions and configures where they are mounted (permissions, etc.), where is this information stored? /etc/fstab is largely empty. i.e.: $ zfs mount ...
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Does Windows have a checksumming filesystem like ZFS or BtrFS?

I use ZFS and love it. I know that BtrFS also supports checksumming. I've been told that checksumming is available in Windows 2008, but I've been unable to verify this. Are there checksumming ...
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Cannot get ZFS pool created in OSX to import on Linux system [closed]

I'm experimenting with different file systems for use between a dual-booting Linux/OSX laptop which will act as a testing platform. Despite being a BSD variant, I've had a lot of trouble finding a ...
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zfs pool failing import with online disks and status

While preparing to move a zfs pool to another server chassis I did an 'zfs export' while in multi-user mode. Hindsight I should have have done this from a rescue disk. After the export, which ...
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Cacti displaying an odd Total Space value for free disk space on ZFS mount

I'm not sure if this is just a quirk of how ZFS ZPL is presenting the available space, but it seems that SNMP is reporting the free space no more than 2TB higher than the used space. This is on a ...
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Proper way to create a zfs off an existing directory?

Lets say I have an rpool with etc/ as a regular directory within it and now I want to create a separate zfs rpool/etc, obviously inheriting all the data I had in original /etc. What would be the most ...
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Touching ZFS volume causing OS to freeze, drives reportedly OK

Having massive issues with 4 brand new 3TB WD Red drives I just got. Trying to setup raidz2 using "native zfs" with all 4 on ubuntu 14.04.1, which works initially until I start trying to copy data ...
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How to specify the path which is to be tested using iozone?

I have a freebsd install which has ufs filesystem. Inside freebsd i have created a zpool in raidz1. Now i want to perform iozone test on zfs but i am not able to understand how to specify that iozone ...
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Cluster-Shared Volume on Windows Server 2012 R2 drops off with minor iSCSI pauses

We are running into an issue here where the Cluster-Shared Volume attached to our Hyper-V 2012 R2 cluster is being dropped off / faulted with the slightest interruption from the iSCSI SAN connection ...
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File is different when read from NFS server

So I have a backup server we've been using for some time, it's a FreeBSD server running zfs and serving it over NFS. The export is simple: /backup/vm -maproot=root -alldirs. If relevant, that was ...
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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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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 ...