[CentOS] ZFS on Linux

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sun Dec 28 19:02:55 UTC 2008


Mag Gam wrote:
> I am planning to use ZFS on my Centos 5.2 systems. The data I am
> storing is very large text files where each file can range from 10M to
> 20G. I am very interested on the compression feature of ZFS, and it
> seems no other native Linux FS supports it.
> 
> My question are: Is ZFS stable? How does it scale for very large
> filesytems, ie, 2TB to 9TB? How is the performance of fuse? I plan to
> use it on my archive server first, so data reliability is very
> important
> 
> Any thoughts or ideas?

I'd be surprised if anyone is using zfs/fuse/linux combinations 
seriously.  Why not just run your archive server on opensolaris or 
freebsd where zfs runs natively?  Or if you want to pretend it is a 
linux distro, perhaps nexenta http://www.nexenta.org/os or their 
commercial nexentastor version would work.  They have a mostly-ubuntu 
userland running on an opensolaris kernel.

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com


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