[CentOS] ZFS on Linux

Sun Dec 28 19:30:14 UTC 2008
Rainer Duffner <rainer at ultra-secure.de>

Am 28.12.2008 um 20:02 schrieb Les Mikesell:

> 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.

Even in FreeBSD-land, you'd need to run the very latest CURRENT.
No advised for production.

Go for opensolaris or Solaris 10U6.