This is a discussion on Re: A few questions about ZFS - FreeBSD ; That sounds promising! Too bad my server doesn't have that kind of hardware. =D Might try zfs after all. Got any recommendations on disks? preferrably 500gb. Then again, the size and make of the disks doesn't matter with zfs, does ...
That sounds promising! Too bad my server
doesn't have that kind of hardware. =D
Might try zfs after all. Got any recommendations
on disks? preferrably 500gb. Then again, the
size and make of the disks doesn't matter with
zfs, does it?
I am using zfs with a 6-disk raidz (2.5tb) pool and another non-replicated
pool as root. It is used as a media server/gateway/firewall. I've had no
zfs related panics since moving to a core 2 cpu with 4gb ram. I think I've
encountered the zfs/nfs deadlock twice, requiring a reboot each time. The
load isn't stellar, but I was using it to rip/encode DVDs, download a
dozen or so torrents and stream several media files all at the same time.
The only instance where there was a hiccup was if I was extracting several
large archives simultaneously, the media streamer would hiccup once or
twice until the system compensated better for the sudden increase in disk
All in all, with zfs, I feel like the two times I did have to reboot I
avoided a lengthy fsck. The ability to scrub the disks and detect data
corruption (which has not occurred) as well as the plusses of pooled
storage without spending far too much on a raid controller outweigh any
potential downsides. Now if only I could find a PCIe SATA controller with
4 or 8 ports that isn't one of those expensive RAIDs (prefer to invest
more in disks than controllers)."
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