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I came upon the same problem earlier today. I found that you can authorize regular users to do certain operations with the "zfs allow" command: as root, do the following on the server: zfs allow your_username receive,create,mount storage/photos Afterwards, you'll be able to ssh into the server using your_username and you'll have zfs privileges to receive. ...


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Would using ZFS increase performance? Hard to say without knowing your typical disk usage and how you configure your system. For example, how much RAM will you allow ZFS to use? The parity calculations between RAID-Z1 and RAID 5 would probably have similar overheads. Would it be a safer option for my data with equal parity? If you mean a mirror, then ...


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Short answer is no, you can't convert it. You'll need to backup, destroy the mirror, create a raidz and restore the filesystems from backup. ZFS supports adding drives to pools without upsetting the original data but you cannot change the configuration (mirror, raidz, etc.) of existing drives in the pool. In your case you could (although I don't recommend ...



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