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

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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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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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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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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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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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Can't load zfs kernel module on Fedora with Secure Boot - “Required key not available”

I'd like to use zfs with my Fedora 20 system. I've installed the ZFS on Linux Fedora repository and subsequently the kernel-devel and zfs package. As far as I can tell, everything was installed ...
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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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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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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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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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ZFS: Trying to remove top-level drive from Zpool

I have a zpool called storage that contains a five device raidz1 array. Today I went and bought another 3TB device and put it in my enclosure. However, instead of creating a new pool and adding that ...
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Do I need to setup my ZFS (using FreeBSD 10) for foreign-language files (e.g. filenames in Japanese/Thai/etc language)?

I am in the process of setting up a ZFS file server. I am planning to store all sorts of files in it. I have several hundred music tracks that are in Japanese/Korean native character. I want the file ...
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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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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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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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Read files owned by another user as non-root

I'm backing up servers on a backup server. Each server which is backed up has it's own account on the backup server, and the files are rsynced. It is important that the permissions remain intact ...
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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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FreeBSD 10 trace disk activity

Is there any way to find some process which is periodically writing to disk (according to hdd led) on FreeBSD 10 with ZFS (maybe turn ZFS into verbose logging mode)? lsof and other instantly ...
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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) ...
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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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Encrypted file system on external storage [duplicate]

I use archlinux and manjaro. I recently bought an external 2TB toshiba stor.E canvio, and I planned to use it as back up. I used gpt layout and partitioned it with luks and ext4. Dolphin reports 6% ...
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Optimised ZFS in low RAM environment feasibility?

I am currently setting up a file server and have come to the point of actually setting up the data drives. The system has 4 drives (one OS disk, 3 data disks). The OS disk is formatted as ext4 and ...
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What is the kernel syntax when booting from ZFS?

I'm trying to write a grub.cfg completely from scratch that will boot one of several FreeBSD systems off of a single ZFS pool named tank with a set of root file systems named root1, root2, root3. ...
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ZFS Snapshot to file as Backup with rotation

I have a local FreeNAS system and want to use ZFS snapshots for backups. FreeNAS has the built-in Replication Tasks which use zfs send snapshot_name to send a snapshot to a remote system. But this ...
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ZFS Raid-Z with different size disks

I've searched, and I think I understand, but just want to verify that I have the right concept. I am building a new PC, and want to set up the old one as a file server. Ultimately, I would like two ...
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Does any OS support ZFS on MIPS?

Does there exist an operating system supporting ZFS under the MIPS architecture? If so, which operating system(s)? I am especially interested in: Support for ZFS on Loongson. OSes free from binary ...
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Attempt to test corruption of ZFS filesystem using dd fails

I'm trying to test error detection and recovery on a system with recently installed ZFS. I deliberately overwrite the start of one of the disks with dd but can't force any errors to be detected. Can ...
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Is a ZFS storage array portable across operating systems & CPU Architectures?

I know that ZFS is available on variety of operating systems Solaris, Illumos, Linux, BSD etc. Suppose I have a bunch of disks that are part of ZFS raid file system that was created on Linux, could ...
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How does ZFS grow/scale?

I am wondering how would one design a ZFS system to build something that is massively scalable, along the lines of your favorite cloud storage, but with all the neat benefits the come with ZFS. A ...
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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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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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Can zfs resilvering destroy data with misreported device failures?

I have had a situation where I am moving data into a new zfs raidz pool with four devices, some of them virtual to facilitate the migration. The system completely hung in the middle of a device ...
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What is a good way of layering zfs filsystems to manage unpredictable future workload that doesn't severely compromise performance?

I've been playing around with ZFS and using sparse files as virtual devices to learn how to use the zfs tools. It seems that there isn't much of a hit in performance by creating a raid pool out of ...
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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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What are potential consequences of going nuts with sparse file based vdevs for a LVM to ZFS migration?

I've been playing around with ZFS having finally accepted that it's mature enough I shouldn't get burned. Now to migrate the home NAS box which is currently an LVM JBOD set up that's quite full, but ...
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How do I get systemd to start my ZFS mount script before doing anything else?

Right now I'm using zfsonlinux on Fedora 19, and it works excellently. Mounting works at bootup as planned using the initscript (included with zfs) that systemd calls, but there's a pretty significant ...
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How to replace a disk in a non-redundant ZFS pool?

I've been doing a bit of reading, and it looks like ZFS doesn't like disks being removed from non-redundant arrays: You can use the zpool detach command to detach a device from a mirrored storage ...
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Can one use a md-type raid-0 as a drive for zfs pool

I want to play with ZFS at my CentOS. At the moment I have two 750Gb drives and two 400Gb spare drives that I could use. Of course the simplest solution would be to take all of them and use only 400Gb ...
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zpool import - cannot import: one or more devices is currently unavailable

I have moved a ZFS pool from one SunFire server running some pre-release of Solaris 11 to another server running latest Solaris 10 and now can't import it. It was properly zfs export from the old one. ...
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How can I get rid of this invisible file?

Background I have a folder named akorg✽. That Unicode character causes headaches for me when software makes incorrect assumptions about the text encoding of my file paths, so I'd like to remove it ...
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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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ZFS on Linux gets corrupted on export [closed]

Edit: I am not using Sabayon Linux anymore. I suggest to close this question. I just started experimenting with ZFS on Linux. I use Sabayon Linux with kernel 3.8. I used a whole single USB disk to ...
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Encrypted disk filesystem compatibilities

On my Debian Linux system during the install I decided to use disk encryption (the one offered during a regulard Debian install). When the system boots up I need to enter a password and then the ...
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zfs send volume fluctuates misteriously

Why would the amount of data in a zfs send stream "fluctuate"? I would expect send of a specific snapshot to always produce exactly the same data! The test data below was created through something ...
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How to set up ZFS with ZIL and L2ARC SSD?

I have been considering bcache and flashcache. However my friend suggested me something called ZFS. In fact it says that formating disk with ZFS can actually do the exact same thing without kernel ...
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targeted network speed over LAN

I have a Solaris 11 system which has several NFS exports which are accessed my other systems within my LAN. I use a Linux system as a client for testing. I wrote a quick script to test read speed and ...