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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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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How to run a command once a ZFS scrub *completes*?

I would like to use cron to schedule periodic scrubs of my ZFS pool, and at some reasonably short time after the scrub finishes, email a status report to myself. The purpose of this is to catch any ...
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ZFS Equivalent of lvdisplay snap_percent

I've been using LVM snapshots for backing up MySQL databases. FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK is issued and then lvcreate --snapshot --size 4G etc. Because the database is live while the snapshot is ...
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Expanding a FreeNAS RAIDZ Pool

I am building a ZFS data server using FreeNAS. I have enough hard disk space (4x2TB) for a few years, but if down the road I want to expand this out can i build another 4xHD pool? Would i need ...
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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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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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How to fetch current l2arc_max_write setting on Illumos?

I am trying to tweak my ZFS pool, but in order to do this I would like to know the current l2arc_max_write setting. I know the default is 8 MB/s, but I can't find the actual value. I have tried to ...
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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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Looking for a high IO s3 “compatible” storage solution

Help me serverfault! I am looking for a high IO (2 million mostly put transactions per day of 7-10k xml chunks) storage solution that is amazon s3 compatible that I can house in my datacenter. I am ...
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ZFS, NFS and user based quotas

I am using a ZFS storage (FreeNAS 9.1) with NFSv3. The NFS is mounted on Debian machine, where the linux users are created (they don`t exists on FreeNAS). How do I enable standard linux user based ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ZFS performance: do I need to keep free space in a pool or a file system?

I know that the performance of ZFS heavily depends on the amount of free space: Keep pool space under 80% utilization to maintain pool performance. Currently, pool performance can degrade when a ...
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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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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 root pool free space

I have an openindiana (oi_151a7) box where I used 30GB for the root partition during installation. This has become rpool1. I cannot figure out how to make the remaining 202 GB available. Looking for ...
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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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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 ...
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ZFS configuration opinions [closed]

Currently, I'm tasked with progressively building a ZFS store. IOPS are not the priority, data security and capacity are. In essence what we have is one brute of a machine, that contains an OS ...
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Safely migrate from 3ware 9650SE-8LPML to a 3ware SAS 9750-8i?

I have a server with a potenially faulty 3ware 9650SE-8LPML. I can log in to the server but the interface keeps reseting causing the whole system to lock down for minutes. My host suspects its the ...
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ZFS: will RAM shortage cause trouble?

what can happen if i've not enough RAM with a ZFS with dedup option activated?
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How set ZFS ACL permissions on CentOS 6

I use last ZFS (ZFS for Linux) on the CentOS 6. Create successfully pool, all working fine. But i have one question. How i can set ACL for ZFS folder/file? GNU ls, chmod, and other coreutils not ...