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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Using ZFS or XFS on a Xen guest running Linux

Background: I'm investigating the viability of using a filesystem other than ext3/4, with the ability to run snapshots for backup and rollback purposes. The servers under consideration are mailbox ...
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ZRAID1 pool size bigger than expected

I have 3x 4TB drives for a ZRAID1 config (single parity drive) After running zpool create data zraid1 sdb sdc sdd I have a volume that's 10.9T in size, which is what I would expect from a stripe ...
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Hardware RAID0: what happens when a drive fails?

With a hardware-based RAID0, what happens when a drive fails? For example, on brand name servers like HP DL120G7 with HP P410, when running FreeBSD on a zfs with a zpool mirror, or DragonFly BSD with ...
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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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zfs on a single device: what happens when a file is corrupted?

It is written everywhere that ZFS is helpful even if you only have one physical device, because it will tell you about data corruption due to bit decay and such. However, can it actually address such ...
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ZFS: 3 devices: what's the difference between mirror and raidz2?

It would seem like with 3 devices, it's possible to configure a ZFS pool with either mirror or raidz2 mode. What's the difference in performance and reliability? (In regards to reliability, I'm ...
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Can XFS or GlusterFS replace my ZFS needs?

Right now I have a FreeBSD hosts with ZFS and NFSv4. It is replicated to another FreeBSD box for backup purposes. The ZFS features that are important to me are software RAID6 snapshots, or some ...
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Is there a way to limit the network bandwidth / filesystem use per user over NFS on a Solaris 10 file server?

We have a large file server running on Solaris 10 and about 200 computing nodes running on Ubuntu. The nodes access the file server over NFS. The load gets larger and larger over time. Is there a way ...
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Force update checksum on zfs?

I recently changed the checksum property on one of my non-duplicated zfs filesystems to sha256 from on (fletcher4) to better support the sending of duplicated replication steams, as in this command ...
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Replacing a recovered hard disk in a ZFS pool

I have a pool that is in UNAVAL status (" One or more devices could not be opened. There are insufficient replicas for the pool to continue functioning.") due to a recent disk failure. I'm planning ...
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What kind of “volume/storage management” has the largest support/feature set these days? [closed]

(DISCLAIMER: This is "time bound" as probably every other question, I just point it out now instead of implicating it) part of reviewing a few basic decisions for our infrastructure is once again the ...
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Increase space of ZFS pool over iSCSI SAN, online

I have an iSCSI volume of 96GB on SAN, which has ZFS pool implemented on it. i have resized the size of SAN volume from 96 to 120GB, but the zpool list only shows the old space (96GB). how to achieve ...
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cannot create zfs pool on iscsi multipath drives

I have a disk on iSCSI SAN, which i have mounted on my server through multipath. when i run the command to create zfs pool using zpool create -f zfs-data /dev/sdc or zpool create -f zfs-data ...
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High load with low CPU usage and low IO usage on Solaris with ZFS and MySQL

I have a Solaris 10 x86_64 system running MySQL 5.5. Under heavy usage times, we're getting very slow responses from the database: slow queries running into minutes that normally return in sub-second ...
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What to call ZFS vdev that won't change?

I've got an Ubuntu (13.04) Desktop with ZFS support thanks to the PPA zfs-native/stable. Everything was working really well. I created a RAID-Z1 pool called inground with the following command: ...
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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: ...