[rescue] ZFS >> RAID - Re: Digest Why not to use an Atom as a Server

J. Alexander Jacocks jjacocks at mac.com
Fri Jan 20 09:51:03 CST 2012

On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 10:46 AM, Zachary Giles <zgiles at gmail.com> wrote:

> I was trying FreeNAS as an option to move away from Solaris but still
> have ZFS. This is all IMHO, so try it yourself for yourself; But:
> FreeNAS 7 leaves something to be desired in the ZFS area. It's support
> is not quite there. It didn't feel stable or quick to me. It seems
> that ZFS was just thrown on top, but not really integrated.
> FreeNAS 8 is better, however, with it's new style interface, if you
> make some of the more advanced changes on the command line you end up
> having to do scary things in the web interface to make the changes
> show up. (Like asking it to reimport filesystems or something
> similar). It's still not quite in there, as of a few months ago.
> For now, I'd stay with one of the OpenSolaris variants, but hope/wish
> strongly that FreeNAS will get better ZFS support. It's def. going in
> the right direction.

FreeBSD's ZFS support got a lot better in 8, and theoretically much better
again, in 9.  The FreeBSD derivatives are probably the only ones that I'd
trust important data to, on ZFS, other than Solaris, itself.

So, that is a valid choice, in my book.

- Alex

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