An advanced file system that can span multiple disks, heal itself from data corruption, deduplicate data, encrypt, etc.

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Change ZFS disk references to use GPTID instead of GEOM name?

I've built a FreeNAS rig on a sweet little HP ProLiant MicroServer. Storage wise, I've created a 3 disk ZFS pool using RAIDZ1. I started out with 3 small disks, while getting familiar with FreeNAS, ...
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ZFS send/recieve over ssh on linux without allowing root login

I wish to replicate the file system storage/photos from source to destination without enabling ssh login as root. I've tried a number of different combinations such as: sudo zfs send -R storage/...
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ZFS (RAID-Z1) or “hardware” (RAID 5) on Linux system?

I have never put together a RAID array before, but i think i understand the concepts behind most raid types from my reading. Ordering three 3TB drives (WD red) to use in a xeon e3-1231 v3, 16GB non-...
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ZFS for file sharing between Ubuntu and OSX with auto mount

I want to use a ZFS volume to share files between Ubuntu and OSX on a dualboot configuration. At this point everything is working nicely except for the fact that I have to: zpool export MyPool ...
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4k hard drives freebsd gpart and zfs

I have 3 hdd, with the next camcotrol identify. root@cirmos:/root # camcontrol identify ada1 pass2: <WDC WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 80.00A80> ATA-8 SATA 3.x device pass2: 300.000MB/s transfers (SATA 2.x, ...
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Why can't I detach a mirrored device if enough replicas are available?

man zpool states that zpool detach Detaches device from a mirror. The operation is refused if there are no other valid replicas of the data. If device may be re-added to the pool later on then ...
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SSD's or HDD's in a LANcache?

I am building a LANcache for a lanparty that I'm organizing. We have about 80 visitors (pretty small LAN), but our uplink is limited to 100mb/s due to reasons and it's constantly saturated with game ...
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How can I get the ID of an online disk in a ZFS pool?

I rotate physical disks in and out of my mirrored ZFS zpool (using ZoL) to use for offsite backups; to help streamline the process I've been using udev rules to respond to the drives being swapped. ...
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FreeBSD - Samba4 ignoring ZFS ACLs

I have a server running PC-BSD (FreeBSD) 10 and purely ZFS storage. I have created a jail with Warden and installed Samba 4. I have provisioned a domain, using the options for ntvfs and rfc2307 as ...
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hosting iscsi on smartos

I am trying to get back into the unix game for some storage projects we have got going. We would love to use joyents smartos (based on illumos) for that. Working with it is a real joy (setting up vms ...
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Is ZFS (filesystem) good for SDcards?

Ive reviewed all filesystems listed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_systems I like ZFS the most out of all of filesystems listed there. But is it the best choice for ...
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ZFS vs existing filesystem for SD-card

I'm thinking that micro SD-cards, because of their high storage density, are probably especially susceptible to bit rot. So I thought I might give ZFS a try. (I'm open to alternatives..) However, I ...
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How to diagnose HDD spindown?

I have a machine with a zfs pool on three magnetic drives /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, /dev/sdd containing larger data and a SSD with ext4 on /dev/sdc containing the rest of system (including home directories, ...
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How to recognize the start and end of a zpool partition on byte/HDD block level or with broken GPT?

In case the GPT of a HDD has been deleted and possibly some partitons, but not the one that should be found with the answer to this question (because it is right in the middle of the HDD and writing ...
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Solaris ZFS Mirroring - is different stripe widths valid?

I have found many articles about using ZFS mirroring with different sized disks, and it appears to be possible to grow a mirror by using larger disks. Is it possible to consolidate a stripe onto ...
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Ubuntu Home Server Packetstorm

I have a home plex server that runs various pieces of software and fills various roles. It's running the latest Ubuntu with all the latest packages/updates. About every 10 days or so, it starts packet ...
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Any performance implications of LVM and ZFS snapshots over time?

Is it bad practice to take and keep LVM or ZFS snapshots over the long-term as backups or archives? I agree snapshots are no substitute for making a second (or third) copy to take off-site, for ...
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Automount ZFS zpool in Ubuntu 12.04

So, I've been told that ZFS for Linux has the ability to automatically mount a zpool on system startup in Ubuntu 12.04, but it doesn't work for me and I can't find any documentation on how to make it ...
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ZFS + dedup: copy many small files fast

I'm running a ZFS backup server (with deduplication) to backup websites and store them with retention. To do this, I transfer all files to the backup server during the first backup, and make a copy of ...
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Beginner Backing up ZFS Storage Pools

I'm considering moving my personal home data to ZFS on a Debian PC to take advantage of ZFS features such as data integrity and checksums, deduplication, and snapshots. The box has to be more than ...
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ZFS and mixed drives sizes for a mirrored stripe array

I'm having a performance problem with my ZFS array that i think to be due to defragmentation. I have a striped array of 20 devices with 2 mirrored drives each. I've recently added some devices to this ...
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How to add a mirror-disk to my OpenSolaris?

I have a machine with two harddrives. I have installed OpenSolaris on one of them and now I want to add the other one as a mirror-drive in my zpool rpool. I guess I have to format the second disk ...
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ESXi 5.1 - OS choices for a File Server

This past black friday i put together a small box I intended to use for a soho VM lab. i5 processor B75M-D3H Gigabyte motherboard 16GB of RAM 1TB seagate constellation HD (SATA3) I want to run a ...
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Am I likely to encounter data loss when using ZFS send to copy a pool to a server without ECC memory?

I have an OmniOS file server with a ZFS raidz2 array that I want to back up to another machine over gigabit ethernet. The other machine is a Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) system with non-ecc RAM connected to a ...
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how to access ZFS UNIX command line

It seems to be super easy but I just can´t get into it! All I have is the ´cli´, well documented. But I can´t execute commands like zpool, zfs etc. How do I get there? Thanks
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How to recover zfs pool when root fs fails

I have a FreeBSD 8.0 amd64 box w/ 1 ATA drive for system and 4 SATA drives as a RAIDZ pool. The ATA drive isn't mirrored nor part of any pool, but also doesn't hold any valuable data. How can I ...
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My ZFS dataset is gone after system upgrade/reboot (ubuntu)

I did recently upgrade my little NAS to ubuntu 14.04 and initially everything worked fine. I'm used to re-import my ZFS pools after restarts and so it was no surprise when the mount point was gone ...
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Windows Version of ZFS

From what I've read about ZFS is that it allows and protects against FileROT. Which is why I commonly use this for all my FreeNAS Machines. Is there an option like that but for the Windows side of ...
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What is a better approach for ZFS?

I am making zpools on FreeBSD machine. While creating zpools I observe these two cases:- If I take raw disks and create zpool then I am able to form zpools and they are working perfectly. If I ...
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How to access files on a zfs pool of which only the vdev is left?

I set up a zfs pool mypool with one sparse file as vdev. After a system crash only the undamaged vdev is left. Is there any chance to get files and folders out of it? I don't care to create another ...
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TAR vs CPIO, what is the difference?

I am curious and did a bit of reading but still have questions. What makes CPIO different than TAR? I was told in another question that tar is for pulling together many files into 1 archive which ...
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Running ZFS as MediaStorage with non ECC-Ram

First to the Setup: I'm planning to use 8-11 USB3 Disks to form a MediaStorage The idea is to use 2 USB3 Hubs to balance the load between two seperate USB3 Ports (on different hubs) Now from what I'...
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ESXi - Solaris ZFS Raids System Drive Failure Recovery (VMDirectPath I/O - raidz pool)

I currently run Solaris 11.1 in ESXi 5.5, with a HBA (disk controller card) passed though to the OS via VMDirectPath I/O and a raidz pool (called Vault). The OS is running on a single deddicated SSD ...
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Is it possible to install solaris 11 with zfs root file system in virtual box guest?

I want to test zfs file sharing capabilities using a virtual machine. Is this possible because I don't seem to get a prompt during installation to select a zfs file system.
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Removing files on ZFS does not free disc-space

I'm trying to free space on a ZFS by removing files. They are large (>1GB) so it should show in the numbers. Unfortunately, after unlinking the files, df does not show any increase in available ...
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dkms does not find kernel source

For days now I am trying to get ZFS-on-Linux working on Debian 7 but the module doesn't want to compile: # dpkg-reconfigure zfs-dkms ------------------------------ Deleting module version: 0.6.3 ...
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Growing a ZFS pool from populated ext4 disks

I've got an Ubuntu media server with 4 ext4 2TB drives, 1 ext4 4TB drive, and 1 new blank 4TB drive. The ext4 volumes are configured as individual drives (not RAID, etc.). The 2TB drives are about 70%...
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How to make a snapshot of the “whole” zroot (ZFS-on-root)?

I have tried the experimental ZFS-on-root partitioning scheme available on FreeBSD 10. It seems to work fine except for a booting problem that I can quickly overcome. Anyway, this is the "partition" ...
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Changing ZFS pool partition size on “advanced format” hard drives

I have a system running Ubuntu 13.04 with three WD30EZRX drives (3 TBs each) in a pool with raidz1. These drives apparently have an "advanced format", but they misreport their physical block size. ...
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ZFS on linux: switch partition to whole disk

There is a ZFS pool with raidz1 in it. The pool is created on top of three 2TB drives using the whole disk and a 2TB partition on a 3TB drive. What is the recommended process to reconfigure the pool ...
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Formula to calculate probability of unrecoverable read error during RAID rebuild

I want to compare the reliability of different RAID systems with either consumer (URE/bit = 1e-14) or enterprise (URE/bit = 1e-15) drives. The formula to have the probability of success of a rebuild (...
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How to mount zfs-fuse earlier in boot sequence so I can do rsyslog there on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm trying to use zfs-fuse as the file system driver for a read/write partition that includes system logging on an Ubuntu 12.04 distribution. I have succesfully redirected rsyslog there by modifying ...
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How can I access the contents of a ZFS snapshot without affecting its current data?

I have a ZFS dataset which gets hourly snapshots taken. Yesterday, a change was made to some of the files which needs to be reverted; however, the dataset has ongoing changes which shouldn't be ...
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ZFS on top of LUKS partitions

I have weird problem I cannot quite explain. I have three hard disks. One is the root disk sda, and then there are two more, namely sdb and sdc. The latter have two LUKS partitions sdb1 and sdc1 and ...
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Cheaper alternative to ZFS Storage for a home NAS

I'm looking to build a NAS for home use with 8-10*(2-4TB) drives, out of which 2-3 drives would be used for parity via software RAID. In the past years and up to date, ZFS seems to have become the ...
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How to encrypt a zpool in Linux

Does zfs on linux have a built in command to encrypt entire pools (or zfs file systems)? If not - how should one proceed to do so? (I'm running zfs on an Ubuntu Server 12.04LTE)
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When partitioning devices for zfsonlinux, what is the correct “Partition type GUID” to use, or is this important at all?

I want to use zfsonlinux on a Debian system. Since I have advanced format drives and will employ LUKS, I have to partition the device by hand. A forum entry at archlinux.org points out that 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. I'...
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ZFS and FreeNAS: Mirror using half a drive

I'm planning to set up a FreeNAS server with two of my spare drives: 1x 1TB drive 1x 2TB drive Both drives are identical besides their capacity and neither has any data on it. Is it possible to ...
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zfs for Linux – formatting disks

I just installed the zfs file system for Linux, but now I do not know how to format a drive with it. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop and trying to format two external hard disks to mirror each ...