[rescue] OS for ZFS?
b4 at gewt.net
Mon Mar 25 11:53:55 CDT 2013
On 25 Mar 2013, at 12:50, "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
> Any recommendations on an OS? I've run OpenBSD and debian on them before,
so I don't anticipate driver problems.
RAM will be an issue if you want to do say, deduplicationbut otherwise you
should be fine with the Ultra 60 for basic ZFS stuff I believe. ZFS won't
even let you enable it on 512M RAM in BSDs if I recall correctly.
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