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 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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Best practices on VM disk management

I'm replacing two old rack servers with a new one that has plenty of power to take over the functionality the current servers. The server is a 4U rack mount with 16 3.5" SAS drive bays, two 2.5" bays, ...
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GlusterFs + zfs xattr

i'm trying to setup a small fileserver using GlusterFs over Zfs over two boxes that are currently running ubuntu 13.04. i'm currently using glusterfs and zfs-fuse from ubuntu repositories and with ...
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How to delete all but last [n] ZFS snapshots?

I'm currently snapshotting my ZFS-based NAS nightly and weekly, a process that has saved my ass a few times. However, while the creation of the snapshot is automatic (from cron), the deletion of old ...
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How large is my ZFS dedupe table at the moment?

I have read a lot of information about planning RAM requirements forZFS deduplication. I've just upgraded my file server's RAM to support some very limited dedupe on ZFS zvols which I cannot use ...
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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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Native SMB/CIFS through ZFS or Samba Instead

I was totally unaware of native SMB/CIFS on ZFS. This wiki doc does not mention performance differences. What kind of performance differences exist between the two?
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What are the different widely used RAID levels and when should I consider them?

This is a Canonical Question about RAID levels. What are: the RAID levels typically used (including the RAID-Z family)? deployments are they commonly found in? benefits and pitfalls of each? ...
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Clone a Solaris Zone from an Existing Snapshot?

How do I clone a zone from a snapshot created some time ago? I did not manage to do this and I am afraid Solaris 11 does not allow this. But I think this is a very straight use case and maybe I am ...
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Is calculating IOPS for ZFS RAIDZ different then calculating IOPS for RAID5 & RAID6?

When calculating IOPS for traditional RAID arrays, one could use the following formula (Borrowed from Getting The Hang Of IOPS v1.3 on Symantec Connect): Ieffective = (n * Isingle) / (READ% + (F * ...
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What are the performance implications of running VMs on a ZFS host?

I'm considering migrating from ext3 to ZFS for data storage on my Debian Linux host, using ZFS on Linux. One killer feature of ZFS that I really want is its data integrity guarantees. The ability to ...
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ZFS - use pure ACLs to force group write permissions to be inherited

I am migrating a directory structure from a UFS filesystem to ZFS. In the old location I had POSIX ACLs set to force all new files/directories within the structure to be created with group write ...
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Are ZFS clustered filesystems possible?

Is it possible to create a ZFS cluster? Or would you need to go the seemingly ugly (to me at least) route of ZFS with UFS formatted pools governed by GlusterFS? The idea is to see if it is possible ...
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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 >2TB disk in Ubuntu 12.04? [closed]

I just got a 4TB disk and I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2012/08/2tb-gtp-parted/ says you need to partition your disk with GPT if you want to use >2TB (and that you can do this ...
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Monitorig ZFS io with Zabbix [closed]

I need to monitor per-zpool IO stats (number of reads, number of writes, size of reads, size of writes) with Zabbix. Is there a script for that? kstat provides only agregate data (all zpools summed ...
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ZFS Reporting (on FreeBSD and Linux via ZoL)

As a longtime mdadm user is was just experiencing a disk error and remembered that I configured a Auto Mail reporting for mdadm on disk errors. Therefore i just had to insert my Mail address inside ...
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Why am I getting slow and jumpy ZFS write performance?

I have a 10-disk RAIDZ in Solaris 11.1. Its connected by 8G fibre. I have created a ZVOL, made it available with COMSTAR and mounted it on another machine connected by fibre. When I benchmark it ...
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ZFS ARC size vs target size

I am trying to understand the inner workings of the ZFS ARC. However, I am confused with several things: actual (zfs:0:arcstats:size) vs target size (zfs:0:arcstats:c). I understand that actual size ...
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RAID 1E with ZFS

IBM's storage systems as well as Linux' mdraid do support RAID level 1E to be able to use an odd number of disks for a 50% redundancy: Would I achieve the same effect creating a zpool with an odd ...
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What happens to missed writes after a zpool clear?

I am trying to understand ZFS' behaviour under a specific condition, but the documentation is not very explicit about this so I'm left guessing. Suppose we have a zpool with redundancy. Take the ...
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ZFS: Why does resilvering go over all disks in a pool rather than only those in the raidz1 vdev?

I'm wondering why Solaris is reporting action: Wait for the resilver to complete. scan: resilver in progress since Sun Jul 14 02:42:44 2013 24.9T scanned out of 39.2T at 54.9M/s, 75h46m to go ...
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Recovering data from ZFS mirror

I have two disks from an old server that I believe were a mirrored set. I placed them in a new server and tried to do a zpool import but nothing was found. Does that mean the data that was on them ...
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Multiple 2 TB LUNs — ZFS or ext4-over-LVM

I am going to deploy an Ubuntu 12.04-based archiving system. Due to limitations of the SAN Storage, it can only present me with 2TB LUNs. So, I have to merge multiple 2TB LUNs to achieve the desired ...
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ZFS endless resilvering

I have a large (> 100TB) ZFS (FUSE) pool on Debian that lost two drives. As the drives failed, I replaced them with spares until I could schedule an outage and physically replace the bad disks. When ...
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Hosting a ZFS server as a virtual guest

I'm still new to ZFS. I've been using Nexenta but I'm thinking of switching to OpenIndiana or Solaris 11 Express. Right now, I'm at a point of considering virtualizing the ZFS server as a guest within ...
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partitioning a 2x larger disk to house zfs migration

so there are numerous sites taking about using vdevs made from disk partitions like this in order to reorder vdevs of different sizes. however, i have the following physical disks: Disk /dev/sda: ...
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zfs with unsymmetric vdevs

let's assume that i have a raidz created from three disks (or vdevs). $ fallocate -l 64m /tmp/one $ fallocate -l 64m /tmp/two $ fallocate -l 64m /tmp/three $ sudo zpool create test raidz /tmp/one ...
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Large number of snapshots on a ZFS system

Here's my scenario: I have two servers (well many more, but two for this scenario), one is a Solaris backup server, the second is a CentOS Linux Server. Every night the CentOS server runs a cron job ...
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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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What is the best private cloud storage setup

I need to create a private cloud and I'm searching for the best setup. These are my 2 most important requirements 1. Disk and system redundant 2. Price / GB as low as possible The system is going to ...
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Where ZFS configuration is saved?

I have a simple setup: Ubuntu 13.04 on internal USB thumbdrive 4xSATA drive in raidz spool with some volumes /tank/vol1, /tank/vol2 Where does zfs store its' configuration data - is it on ...
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How do I clone ZFS ACLs from one file to another?

I'd like to clone all the ZFS ACLs from one file to another. With POSIX ACLs this can be done by piping the output of getfacl to setfacl. Is there an easy and quick way to do this with the NFSv4 ...
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Problems migrating ZFS pool from Openindiana build 151a7 to FreeBSD 9.1

I'm currently running Openindiana on ESXi with RDM access to the 2 disks in my ZFS pool. I used to run Ubuntu with ZFS on Linux but since ESXi 5.1 supports my hardware I wanted to move away from that ...
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Can you add two non-mirrored disks to a zfs pool?

Is there a way to do something like this? zpool create newpool raidz /dev/disk1 /dev/disk2 ( /dev/disk3 + /dev/disk4 ) Assuming disk1 and disk2 are larger, and disk3 and 4 are smaller. You can get ...
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ZFS iSCSI and free capacity in VMFS

I use ZFS in FreeNAS 8.0.4 and use iSCSI to provide a LUN to Vmware ESXi 5.0. I post it at http://forums.freenas.org/showthread.php?10990-Memory-utilization-and-performance-problem/page4, but I ...
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Advice for inserting additional disks to a ZFS mirrored pool?

I am running FreeBSD 9.1 with root on a ZFS mirrored pool. At first the pool (labelled zroot) has a total of 1TB spanning two 1TB drives. Recently we have run into disk space issues in which the ...
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Mitigating risk of Disk Failure + Some corruption?

So my understanding of one scenario that ZFS addresses is where a RAID5 drive fails, and then during a rebuild it encountered some corrupt blocks of data and thus cannot restore that data. From ...
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Details on ZFS scrubbing repairs requirements/guarantees

I found no details on how repairing works and what the requirements are from the docs. For automatic repairs from a scrub do I need to mirror? RAIDZ? Either? Neither (do the checksums themselves ...
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Does speed of ZFS snapshot rollback depend on number of files?

I have tested a 10Gbit connection between two hosts to be able to read a 10GB file from host1 and write it to host2 using netcat, where the speed was 410MB/s. When I ZFS send/receive again with ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to forget about a destroyed zfs pool?

I have also asked this question over on Ask Ubuntu but I thought I'd try here as well. The details can be found at: ...
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Xen Debian VM and NFS

I have 2 servers in a pool running a single VM on each server. I just got xencenter running so I am managing through that. I want to have a shared storage (NFS) between the two of them, so that if one ...
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PAM: Execute a command before pam_mkhomedir?

When a user logs into a system and there is no home directory, we would like to to create the user's home directory using pam_mkhomedir. This is a common practice. Here's a quick description of ...
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What does zfs receive -F do?

When I read man zfs for zfs receive I see -F Force a rollback of the file system to the most recent snap- shot before performing the receive operation. If receiving an ...
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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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Tuning ZFS scrubbing, 141KB/s running for 15 days

A pretty basic system running mirror+stripe on 7.2k rpm sas disks, not particularly loaded. No dedup, compression on all datasets. Scrub has been running for 15 days at the speed of a dead snail. Is ...
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Installing RHEL on a single disk with ZFS

I know ZFS is usually used for numerous reasons including it's amazing mirroring features. However in this instance the machine I've been tasked with setting up has a RAID-1 setup so I only have one ...
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zfs send -i / receive stalling

On a Solaris 11.1 install, I see stalls when receiving a zfs incremental stream. The streams are originating from a Solaris 11.0 install, are created using zfs send -i and piped through mbuffer. At ...
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ZFS vs UFS for EMC Storage

I am new to ZFS and have been reading that EMC Storage may not like it. I am building production servers that will be using Oracle 10g and Oracle 11g. Will I have any issues using ZFS or should I use ...
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Can you set inode quotas in ZFS?

I figured out how to set block quotas in ZFS from the documentation on oracle's site. I didn't see if / how to setup a quota on how many inodes a user gets, though. I realize that there may not be ...