[rescue] OS for ZFS?
john at jfloren.net
Mon Mar 25 12:11:10 CDT 2013
I don't trust Solaris to not be owned by Oracle, so I use FreeBSD.
I guess OpenSolaris is an option
On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 10:07 AM, Zachary Giles <zgiles at gmail.com> wrote:
> Honestly, I still dont trust ZFS on anything but Solaris /
> OpenSolaris. Maybe I need to get over that, but I don't like to lose
> data :)
> Others thoughts on that?
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM, Cory Smelosky <b4 at gewt.net> wrote:
>> 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
>> viable candidate?
>>> 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, deduplication but 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.
>>> newell N5TNL
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> Zach Giles
> zgiles at gmail.com
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