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Viewing ZFS Raid-z device after importing with 'zpool'

I'm having trouble viewing my 'Storage' ZFS raid array. I've successfully imported the drives in with zpool import Storage. zpool status Storage returns: pool: Storage state: ONLINE status: The ...
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Is it a bad idea to have one of multiple partitions of an ssd as cache in a raidz2 setup?

I'm setting up a system with 5 HDD's in RAIDZ2 and one SSD where the OS goes. I'm considering partitioning the system drive (the SSD) to set the free partition of the SSD as a cache in the RAIDZ2. ...
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Can I create a ZFS mirror in FreeNAS using different sized disks?

I've just bought a new 4-bay N54L server for home use. I've upgraded it to 8G of RAM, which will permit me to run FreeNAS 9.1.x with ZFS. I've loaded a new 2TB SATA disk plus a spare 250G disk into ...
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FreeNAS/ZFS/Raid-Z slightly different disks

I'm considering using FreeNAS and "recycling" some of my older 1TB disks. Two are the exact same model Western Digital while another is Seagate and the fourth is Samsung. Typically, since all disks ...
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ZFS Beginner Setup with Different Size Drives

Sorry for the noobie questions, I've been Googling all sorts of walkthroughs to create my ZFS raid, but I can't seem to find the correct links for the answers I'm looking for. This is my first ...
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ZFS raidz2 performance issues read/write speeds on Freenas

I'm having some performance issues on my home backup FreeNas box using a raidz2 configuration and I am wondering what might be causing it (not enough processing power, eco drives?). It's running: ...
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FreeNAS 8.2.x - IDE vmware drive detected as multipath and causing errors

First of all I had FreeNAS 7 running as dedicated on HP Microserver, then upgraded to 8 upgrading my pool as well (4x1TB RaidZ) Since I upgraded to FreeNAS 8 I had this message popping up. it meant ...
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Can you easily grow a RAIDZ with more disks? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Start a ZFS RAIDZ zpool with two discs then add a third? RAID5 / RAIDZ - is it possible to enlarge without losing data? I'm setting up a home Network Attached Storage ...
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Start a ZFS RAIDZ zpool with two discs then add a third?

Let's say I have two 2TB HDDs and I want to start my first ZFS zpool. Is it possible to create a RAIDZ with just those two discs, giving me 2TB of usable storage (if I understand it right) and then ...
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ZFS Hard Drive Configuration in FreeNAS

I've been messing around with FreeNAS installed on a USB Flash Drive for a week or so, just testing all the services and possible hard drive configurations utilizing ZFS. It's a pretty neat setup but ...
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Is ZFS and RAID-Z worth using in home made NAS (freeNAS for example)

Features of ZFS and RAID-Z look vary promising. Looks like it is a perfect FS for home NAS solutions, poor man's Drobo things and alike. Are there any drawbacks I should be aware of?