[CentOS] ZFS on Linux

Jure Pečar pegasus at nerv.eu.org
Sun Dec 28 20:17:16 UTC 2008


On Sun, 28 Dec 2008 20:27:10 +0100
Vnpenguin <vnpenguin at vnoss.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 8:02 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Mag Gam wrote:

> >> 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.
> >
> 
> Yes, agreed with Les Mikesell. Running zfs on Linux is not a good idea
> at all, at least for this moment :-)

It works (at least I didn't have any data loss in the two months I was
using it), but is painfully slow (fuse has its price). Nexenta is the next
best thing if you want "kinda linux like" environment, altough linux zones
on solaris might also be worth checking.

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Jure Pečar
http://jure.pecar.org/


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