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

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How can I make Windows modify CIFS/ZFS ACLs 'correctly'

I have a FreeNAS (FreeBSD) system with a CIFS share (called "library") backed by a ZFS file system. The share is set up as per the FreeNAS GUI to use "Windows / Mac" ACLs which I'm led to believe ...
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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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What is a ZFS legacy mount point?

I am trying to understand the way ZFS works when I do for example, a snapshot. When I use zfs list on machine I get some mount points and some paths. For example I get something like that: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is RAID1 or similar needed for btrfs/ZFS to protect against bit rot?

I'm running a file server using Linux software raid, set up as raid6. As filesystem I've chosen btrfs. However, I'm not using btrfs own raid6 implementation as it's not very stable yet. So basically, ...
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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 ...
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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 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 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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Mount a zfs detached mirror NOT rpool, just a disk

I have detached a disk from a non-root zfs pool. I would like to mount this disk and grab some data off. Is it possible to mount this disk temporarily? OS: Solaris 10 u9 How would I go about ...
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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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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 eats resources

I am running Ubuntu Server and recently upgraded to 14.04, kernel 3.13.0-24-generic amd 64. I am using ZFS that I installed from the ubuntu-zfs package. It all works, but seems to be really heavy on ...
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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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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 module locks fs if storage file is used at this fs

First of all following things are related to gentoo on amd64 and zfs for linux. I'm persistently receiving mount-ro failed because we are using / on system shutdown inside my sandbox-virtual machine ...
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Access a ZFS volume in Windows?

You'd think this would have been asked but I can't seem to find it so... Let's say I have a ZFS setup in this enclosure (8 bay USB3 JBOD): http://www.sansdigital.com/towerraid-/tr8uplusb.html Now, ...
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Is there a benefit to having NAS with ECC memory and ZFS filesystem when I work on systems with neither?

Recently I've read some alarming stats on corruption rates in systems with non-ECC RAM and typical filesystems. From what I can Google, having a system with ECC RAM running ZFS is probably the best ...
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How to quickly erase all files on a ZFS dataset?

If I need to quickly delete all files on a file system, with UFS I can simply use newfs. Is there something equivalent for ZFS that is neither of cd mount-point; rm -rf * (not really quick) zfs ...
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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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Expose ZFS snapshots to shadow copy

I have a linux server with a zfs file system that I share via SMB over a network. I take snapshots of the file system, and it works great locally. But I want to share these snapshots over the network ...
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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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SunOS share to windows with samba

Hy, I'm very new to this OS, so I'll maybe ask some noobie questions. (And need detailed specification :D ) I want to make a zfs share, that are visible on a local network, and reachable by Windows ...
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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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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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Converting LVM/EXT4 to ZFS without losing data

I have a home media server with 2 x 3TB drives in it. Its currently set up using mdraid (1), LVM and EXT4. The setup was done using the ncurses Ubuntu Server installer. Goal Convert the setup to use ...
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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 ...
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What ZFS-layout for mixed redundancy?

I'm currently planning to update my little home NAS (little Ubuntu Atom system with currently 12TB storage). I need 2 levels of different redundancy: very high level for important personal data, ...
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Why is ZFS stored in a binary tree structure?

Apparently, in the ZFS (filesystem), there is an uberblock that points to the root of a zpool tree. Does anyone know why this tree makes things more efficient/reliable, and where the tree itself is ...
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What are the advantages of ZFS over other file systems? [closed]

Other filesystems - such as LFS, FFS, etc - in terms of reads, and for writes for general-purpose workloads Are there any disadvantages for using ZFS?
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ZFS (file system): what is an “uberblock” used for?

Why does ZFS (and possibly some other file systems out there) tend to use an "uberblock" on top of imaps? Why can't there just be multiple imaps instead of the uberblock?
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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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How to disable autoresume of a ZFS-formatted drive on Ubuntu

I've bought an external hard drive. I want to use it with Ubuntu 11.04 (kernel 2.6.38-11-server) and the zfs-fuse package. I've successfully formatted the disk to zfs. The disk is suspending when it ...
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ZFS formated USB drive in mirrored zpool keeps becoming unavailable. Any idea why?

I have two 4 TB USB drives in a mirrored zpool running on Debian 7.2. About once a week, the zpool will go into a degraded state with the following error: status: One or more devices could not be ...
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FreeNas ZFS Non-Striped Configuration To Maximize Available Space?

I have a 4 disk (2.0TB each) FreeNas setup and I want to maximize the space available for storage. From what I've read that would involve using the stripe configuration, but that also increases the ...
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Migrate LVM to ZFS

I am currently thinking about moving away from my LVM setup to a ZFS setup with RAIDZ. My current setup consists of 5 x 4TB disks in a LVM and a 60GB SSD for the system. At the moment there is about ...
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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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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 ...