[rescue] OS for ZFS?

John Floren john at jfloren.net
Mon Mar 25 11:53:03 CDT 2013

FreeBSD + ZFS has worked well enough for my desktop. 4x500GB drives in
RAIDZ configuration mounted as /usr. (/home symlinks to /usr/home)


On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 9:50 AM, Scott Newell <newell+rescue at n5tnl.com> wrote:
> 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.
> thanks!
> newell  N5TNL
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