I have a machine on which I plan to install Update 6 when available. I'd
been planning on creating some ZFS filesystems for data but putting the
system on a UFS partition. For no particular reason other than feeling
no need to be on the bleeding edge, and that logging UFS is quite fine
for a boot partition.
But reading between the lines of some other posts I'm getting the
impression that there may be specific advantages to ZFS boot. I want to
start planning this stuff now, so can anyone tell me what, if any, are
the advantages of ZFS boot for a standard system install? I.e. I have no
plan to do anything in the foreseeable future with containers or
virtualization; it's basically an NFS server.
One reason I want to plan now is that, if it will boot off UFS, I might
install Update 5 now, start some of the basic setup, and upgrade to U6
when it arrives. But of course if it's a ZFS boot I can't do that.