[rescue] OS for ZFS?

Cory Smelosky b4 at gewt.net
Mon Mar 25 12:12:31 CDT 2013

On 25 Mar 2013, at 13:07, "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?

I was hesitant to trust ZFS on linux myselfbut apparently LLNL actually use
it for their large arrays.  It's fine on BSD thoughso long as you don't
partition it with FreeBSD disklabels.  I still trust ZFS on BSD more than ZFS
on linux though.

> 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
>> our VPS, etc.  Looking through the junk pile here at work, I see an Ultra
>> (2 CPU, 1 or 2 GB ram, couple of drives) or an old Dell Precision
>> (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
>> so I don't anticipate driver problems.
>> RAM will be an issue if you want to do say, deduplication but otherwise
>> 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.
>>> thanks!
>>> newell  N5TNL
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