ZFS, which stands for Zettabyte File System, is a combined file system and logical volume manager designed by Sun Microsystems.

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ZPool export/import error

A backup/clone script of ours was recently ran. It normally only clones the rpool and renames in rpoolA. Something must've changed as it found another one of our pools that it shouldn't have. It ...
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How to troubleshoot disk controller on Illumos based systems?

I am using OmniOS which is based off of Illumos. I have a ZFS pool of two SSD's that are mirrored; the pool, known as data is reporting its %b as 100; below is iostat -xn: r/s w/s kr/s kw/s ...
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Sample monitoring of ZFS using mrtg

Was wondering if anyone has a quick and simple mrtg hack to monitor a ZFS file system, thought it would be wise to ask before writing one up myself....
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zpool online doesn't work

I've hard disk failure on this pool. I replace the disk, I don't have any hard error and I can not to put back it online as nofified: :~# zpool status data pool: data state: UNAVAIL status: One or ...
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Failed umount /home (ZFS) on shutdown

During shutdown I notice an error reported in the logging messages on the screen that the umounting of /home (a ZFS filesystem) failed. (After restart I don't find any respective log entry in the ...
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ZFS ACL (NFS4 ACL)

I'm using Openindiana (Solaris 10) containers and I want to let users upload web content over sftp I'v managed to setup internal-sftp of openssh and lock user under web root. All the files under web ...
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zfs deduplication “low” ratio

In Solaris 11, in a pool named mypool I activated deduplication with zfs set dedup=on mypool Then I created two 100 MB file: file1 and its copy file1copy. Only their names are different: their ...
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ZFS Raid or Hardware Raid in FreeNAS

We bought SuperMicro server "SUPERMICRO CSE-826E16-R1200PB" which will be used for storage. Total HDD 10 - 4TB Seagate HDDs 2 - 60 GB SSDs Now im planning to install FreeNAS on it . And i will ...
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Can BTRFS stripe RAID arrays?

I've been using an Ext3/4+lvm2+mdadm file system setup for about 5 years on a file server. This has grown (and moved processors a couple of times) and I've moved disks between systems ...
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How to import ZFS pool with different configuration

After rebooting my ZFS pool was unable to open my main pool. The exact error that I'm getting is: "The pool metadata is corrupted and the pool cannot be opened" When I checked the zpool configuration ...
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FreeBSD 10 and ZFS: Methods for encrypting files

I'm in the process of setting up a FreeBSD 10 server on a KVM vserver. I'm really new to FreeBSD in general (coming from Debian Linux). I installed the system choosing ZFS with encrypted root volume ...
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Does ZFS for Linux over stress VirtualBox?

I've been using MD raid + LVM for many years, but recently decided to take a look at ZFS. In order to try it, I created a VirtualBox VM with a similar layout to my main server - 7 'SATA' drives or ...
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BSD crashing after creating ZFS pool

I've just installed FreeBSD 10.1 on a virtual machine (using Oracle VirtualBox), and I'm attempting to enable and setup ZFS. I did the following commands: # mkdir /tut/ - from root dir # echo ...
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ZFS allocation algorithm

I'm looking for a way to know which algorithm ZFS is using to find free blocks. By default there are two algorithms: Best Fit First Fit These are automatically changed once a threshold is passed ...
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FreeBSD 10: Do I need jails?

I'm in the process of setting up a FreeBSD 10 server with just some services on a KVM server: NGINX webserver w PHP-FPM 2 domains, 3 subdomains Mailserver 3 Email addresses MySQL (or other) ...
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FreeBSD 10: Disable ZFS full disk encryption

I installed FreeBSD 10.1 and chose to encrypt the ZFS root volume and Swap during install. I'm now realizing that on the remote KVM vserver I'm on the encryption makes rebooting harder and probably ...
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Is it possible to change the sector size of a partition for zfs raidz pool in linux?

I've been migrating a zfs raidz pool on linux to new discs via virtual devices which were sparse files. I've used partitions on the discs as the discs are different sizes of 1.9T each. The last disc ...
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ZFS on Linux volume low freespace. Usedbydataset is larger than volsize

I have a storage with ZFS and Debian wheezy. I am always using the latest ZFS from their github. I created 3 different raidz-3 pools. One for every controller. On every controller I have 24x 4T SATA ...
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FreeBSD + ZFS + Encryption? Alternatives? Suggestions?

I would like to create a dedicated physical server which will work as a NAS & fileserver inside my LAN (as well as through VPN). However I need to fully encrypt the drives (both the system ones ...
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freenas disc problems - smart error - how to repair zfs raid?

Whats the best way to analyse problems on an freenas raid file server? I have troubles with my freenas 9.2.1. It crashed today. Its running a fileserver on zfs jbod raid 2. I'm not sure what exactly ...
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What's an effective offsite backup strategy for a ZFS mirrored pool?

I use a ZFS pool consisting of two mirrored disks. To get offsite backups going I've purchased two more disks. My initial plan was to create the offsite backup by attaching a third disk to the ...
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ZFS backup advice with another server

I currently have two servers both have the exact same hardware, disks, etc. One server (server1) is going to be the "main" server. It's basically a server with raidz2 that has SMB shares on it that ...
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Cannot create new zpool

I'm working on creating a ZFS zpool and I'm getting the following error: # zpool create main_zfs raidz2 /dev/sdc /dev/sdd /dev/sde /dev/sdf /dev/sdg /dev/sdh /dev/sdi /dev/sdj /dev/sdk /dev/sdl ...
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Solaris 11: Accessing a pool on disk from live DVD?

I made a rather bad mistake while playing around with Solaris 11, which has left me locked-out. I accidently changed the first character of my username in /etc/passwd, and the "new" username is not ...
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Can I use dd to quickly resilver a ZFS mirror disk?

My ZFS pool consists of two mirrored disks. I have two more disks which I plan to use for rotating offsite backups. The first backup disk was added to the zpool and has nearly completed resilvering. ...
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iostat error counters on Solaris

In a Solaris system i use iostat -E and kstat to identify faulted disks. My problem is that I don't know if the problem is on disk, on controller, on bus or on the filesystem layer (ZFS). The key is ...
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ZFS datasets attribute inheritance

I have a ZFS filesystem on a Solaris system. In one pool I have an ISCSI share and an NFS share. zfs list tank 1,01G 2,88G 24,0K /tank tank/nfs 24,0K 2,88G ...
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du -sh on a new directory gives different results in different locations

Here's what happened when I created a new directory and immediately ran du on it. There are no contents in this directory. me@mybox[~]$ mkdir /scratch/test2 me@mybox[~]$ du -sh /scratch/test2 4.0K ...
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Why does ZFS large file not instantly like btrfs?

Copying a 1TB disk image on a btrfs partition with cp takes less than a second on my Ubuntu 14.10 amd64 with Linux 3.16.0. Why does it take at least 5 minutes and requires > 1 GB to be read on a ZFS ...
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The pool cannot be imported, because is formatted using an incompatible version

I can't access my zfs pool on Debian as it's saying that my version is too old: root@Microknoppix:~# zpool import pool: WD_4TB id: 12726205736285302822 state: UNAVAIL status: The pool is ...
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Why does creating a ZPool result in this error?

When I try to create a ZPool, the following error occurs: user@arch ~ % sudo zpool create -f -o ashift=12 -m /data media raidz /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST2000DM001-1CH164_Z2F0TL8V ...
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Impossible to umount /mnt [duplicate]

I am running Debian kFreeBSD wheezy. Accidentally I mounted my zfs pool directly into /mnt. When I try to unmount I get an error: zfs unmount myzfspool cannot unmount '/mnt': Device or resource busy ...
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zpool mount issues on boot

Looking for help with errors I'm encountering with ZFS. Firstly, the main issue is that I can't get my zpool to mount at boot, but there are obviously other problems I would like to sort out (see ...
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ZFS support for linux kernel versions 3.16

Attempting to boot Funtoo with a debian-sources-3.16.2-3 kernel, in a system where the root file-system lives in a zpool, drops off to the rescue shell after failing to import the pool properly. Does ...
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Allowed and safe characters for ZFS filesystem in FreeBSD

Which characters are allowed and safe for ZFS file system name? Are this characters only ASCII or UTF-8 is supported? '@' is not allowed because it is reserved for snapshots. PS: I play with FreeBSD ...
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How to remove broken ZIL disk from ZFS pool

I have a ZFS pool, which contains two mirrored hard drives and ramdisk for logs. In my scenario is that log disk died: # zpool status -x tank pool: tank state: FAULTED status: An intent log record ...
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Determine if zfs is the actual filesystem [closed]

With Solaris 11 the default filesystem should be zfs, but following the official guide I obtained (with cat /etc/default/fs) LOCAL=ufs Is this an error? I thought that the same information was in ...
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FreeBSD 10 with Root-on-ZFS using only a part of the disk

I'm having a bit of trouble here. I'll try and be as concise as possible in describing my objective: I'm setting up a storage server for my employer, using two Intel DC S3500 series 120GB solid state ...
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The future of OpenSolaris

since OpenSolaris is more or less abandoned by Oracle, is there a nice alternative that implements the unique features of OSOL? ZFS is one thing, but I liked the image creation system, that let you ...
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ZFS on Linux and Amazon EC2

I have a situation where I need dynamically expandable storage space on a Linux machine running in Amazon EC2, and ZFS came to mind. If I remember properly, ZFS supports a way to dynamically expand a ...
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Why is dd running forever on a 8 GB drive

I have a filesystem handled by ZFS and it's about 8 GB. I tried to zero out the filesystem by running: dd if=/dev/zero of=/EMPTY bs=1M | true rm -f /EMPTY And normally on an ext4 filesystem, it ...
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zfs-fuse: enabling compression has no effect

I installed on Debian Wheezy zfs-fuse file system and enabled compression gzip-9 on one dataset ("storage/backup"). When I check if the compression is enabled on this dataset, it shows YES: $: zfs ...
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ZFS detach mirrored drives in a pool

I have an older (2-3 years) NAS running FreeNAS. I figured its time to upgrade some of the hard drives. Here's the current status: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM ...
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zfs replication temporary file

I'm running a zfs replication task, of a snapshot size ~2.5GB. I see that there is traffic going between the master and the slave, by using snoop, but I want to monitor the transmission. Is there a ...
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zpool status hangs forever

Openindiana oi_151a7. zpool with 15x 1TB raidz3 + 2x 8 disk 2TB raidz2. Many disk operations such as zpool status, creating a new iscsi volume (using sbdadm) etc hangs. Using iostat (-xne) I can ...
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Caching write changes on SSD to avoid HDD spin-up? ZFS, but (probably) not L2ARC

I have a home server, which - between other things - stores my documents, mail archives etc.. It uses a ZFS RAIDZ, based on spinning hdds. The server also runs an off-line IMAP service, synchronizing ...
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ZFS under Linux, does it work?

Could I get ZFS to work properly in Linux? Are there any caveats / limitations?
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Fedora 19 zfsonlinux - how to configure cifs share?

Fedora 19 with current version of zfsonlinux / smb version 4.0.9. When I try to zfs set sharesmb=on I receive smb add share failed Any ideas? Is this supposed to work yet or still in ...
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Edit partition of disk part of a ZFS Raid

I've gota strange problem. Since a previous failure from one of my hard drive, I had to replace one of my 4 hdd running in RAIDZ. But since I changed this disk, the last partition of my disk appear ...
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Merge partitions

Due to some unfortunate partitioning I ended up with the following layout: /dev/sda1 (0-120MB) 128MB (boot) /dev/sda2 (128MB-500GB) 500GB (empty) /dev/sda3 (500GB-1TB) 500GB (zfs) ...