ZFS - Create Disk Pools

Once you've installed support for ZFS, you need to create a zpool on which we can store data. This tutorial will cover how to create pools with different RAID levels. singular/basic (no RAID) raidz raidz2 raid 0 raid 10 For this tutorial, I will be using Virtualbox with fixed…

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Ubuntu 14.04 - Install ZFS

ZFS is pretty straightforward to install. Before going ahead, please make sure that you are on the 3.19 kernel. The latest Ubuntu 14.04 installation images will have this, but older installations of ubuntu can be upgraded. Run the command below to install ZFS. sudo apt-get install python-software-properties -y…

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ZFS Cheatsheet

Pools List Pools sudo zpool list Create a ZFS volume/pool on a single disk: zpool create vol0 /dev/sd[x] Your pool will automatically be mounted at /[pool name]. Refer here for details of creating other pool types across multiple disks, such as RAID 1, 10, 5 etc. Delete…

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ZFS on Linux - Running Out Of Memory

I recently converted my home fileserver and KVM host over to using ZFS (on Ubuntu 14.04). After the transition, I have noticed that the server appears to always be maxing out it's memory utilization as shown below: (IMAGE LOST) It turns out that ZFS is designed to use all…

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