[CentOS] ZFS on Linux

Mag Gam magawake at gmail.com
Sun Dec 28 19:42:37 UTC 2008


thanks everyone for your fair and balanced opinions and experiences!



On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 2:38 PM, Davide Cittaro
<davide.cittaro at ifom-ieo-campus.it> wrote:
>
> On Dec 28, 2008, at 7:16 PM, 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.
>>
>
> Even if fuse implementation of ZFS looks rather stable, I won't
> suggest it in a production environment...
> We strongly wanted ZFS and we chose for Solaris 10 for our file server.
>
>> 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
>
> ZFS really is great. We are now managing three 18Tb archives. It is
> not only reliable, it comes with zpool and zfs commands that really
> make it easy to manage!
> If you don't want Solaris, you can use FreeBSD 7 which supports native
> ZFS.
>
> d
>
> Davide Cittaro
> davide.cittaro at ifom-ieo-campus.it
>
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