[rescue] OS for ZFS?

Scott Newell newell+rescue at n5tnl.com
Mon Mar 25 11:50:28 CDT 2013

I'm wanting to build a (headless) machine to play with ZFS.  It won't 
be doing much--light duty file server, some monitoring scripts, rsync 
backups of our VPS, etc.  Looking through the junk pile here at work, 
I see an Ultra 60 (2 CPU, 1 or 2 GB ram, couple of drives) or an old 
Dell Precision workstation (2.8GHz P4, 512 MB, couple of old SATA 
drives).  Does either feel like a viable candidate?

Any recommendations on an OS?  I've run OpenBSD and debian on them 
before, so I don't anticipate driver problems.

newell  N5TNL

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