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    Evolution from Storage Spaces

    ZFS Storage Cluster with Windows .vhdx I am still collecting concepts on how to combine Windows with its special features and ZFS in my napp-it cs web-gui to create something really special. Based on the current knowledge state, it seems that SMB directl on ReFS partitions represents the...
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    ZFS on OSX and Windows

    Newly discovered problems with file rename, robocopy and rclone, https://github.com/openzfsonwindows/openzfs/issues This shows that it is essential that many are testing the release candidates that becomes better and better to find and report remaining problems.
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    Napp-it cs web-gui for any ZFS or servergroups

    Took me two days to find out how to add a few selected disks to a Windows Storage Pool and How to list them per pool Add-Physicaldisk -StoragePoolFriendlyName xx -Usage $usage -PhysicalDisks (Get-PhysicalDisk | \?{"$n".Contains(\$_.uniqueid)}) list Get-PhysicalDisk -StoragePool (Get-StoragePool...
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    ZFS on OSX and Windows

    Open-ZFS 2.2.3 rc6 für Windows Open-ZFS 2.2.3 rc6 für Windows Releases · openzfsonwindows/openzfs Avoids a BSOD problem on updates when AOMEI backupper is installed (disables zvol support in registry) what I have found keyload via prompt when keysource is file works now echo "1234" | zfs...
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    Napp-it cs web-gui for any ZFS or servergroups

    napp-it cs dev, Jun 21 I have added bsic support for Windows Storage Spaces with menus Pools > Windows Storagepools > Create/Extend Filesystems > Windows Storagespaces > Create/ Destroy
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    Storage Spaces sucks, how can I free my disks and get rid of it??????

    Basically a Storage Pool is not a Raid like ZFS that you can create or destroy. You just define that some disks build a group where you can place virtual disks onto.Per virtual disk, you can define redundancy, striping, tiering Tor thin/thick provisioning independently from other virtual...
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    Windows reporting file system errors... chkdsk not finding/fixing them.

    In the end, only ReFS will be able to find and repair corrupted datablocks as this requires data/metadata checksums. So let's hope for ReFS on any Windows (or a stable ZFS on Windows)
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    Solaris ZFS: Attached new disk for mirror, but now see messages about logical block alignment

    I suppose the problem is that the old SSD has a physical blocksize if 512B and the new one 4K. This is not compatible in a replace/add situation, only the other way is possible (add a 512B disk to a 4K one with a slight loss of capacity). Workaround: Create a new pool from new SSD with ashift...
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    Help Needed Deciding On Software Platform

    Market Share is related to marketing not technical state of the art features. This is why they do not adopt the two main advantages of modern filesystems like self healing filesystems due checksum checks on data errors (They can't beside Metadata unless btrfs raid is stable on higher raid...
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    10 year old Asustor NAS works better with media files than a Windows Server OS on superior hardware ??

    Do you use Storage Spaces on Windows? While Windows Poolmanagement is ultra flexible there are some points to consider if you want it be fast: - Avoid Parity Raid on Spaces, use Basic, Mirror or Raid 10 alike settings - Prefer thick provisioning over thin provisioning - Format Spaces with...
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    Help Needed Deciding On Software Platform

    As a "Linux" TrueNAS is very inflexible as a lot of features are locked inside the web-gui. Avoid settings from console as I have seen when I tried TrueNAS as a member of my ZFS Web-GUI with User, ZFS or Share settings. Proxmox on the other is ultra flexible with a very good VM handling and not...
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    Help Needed Deciding On Software Platform

    Questions like raid level redundancy, raid type or ECC RAM affects the question if you want to accept or minimize a certain risk for your data.How valuable are your data and what is your overall backup strategy. In the end there are the two main options: 1.) Data are not too valuable and for...
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    What backup software for backing up physical Linux servers?

    It is all about reducing risks. In the binary world there is no parallellism. Every io can be only sequential. Whenever a write transaction needs to update more than one adress you have dependent writes that must be done completely for the whole io to be valid, does not matter if it is a...
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    What backup software for backing up physical Linux servers?

    Journaling only helps if atomic writes (like writing a datablock + update metadata or write a raid stripe to all disks or both disks of a mirror) are done completely and this is not guaranteed on a sudden crash during write unless the filesystem is Copy on Write that can handle such a situation...
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    Evolution from Storage Spaces

    Since there is now ZFS on Windows 2.2.3rc5 that is already very promising with newest features like draid, realtime dedup, compress, encryption or Raid-z expansion with some remaning compatibility problems with other drivers like Aomei backupper, I have ported my user extendable ZFS Web-GUI from...
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    Napp-it cs web-gui for (m)any ZFS server or heterogeneous serverfarms

    I have uploaded napp-it cs rc2 improved performance improved jobs supress restart of jobs encrypted filesystems with keysplit, sha256 pwhash (from an easy to remember pw) or prompt some bugfixes Installation not required, just download to Windows 10/11/Server, with or without ZFS on Windows...
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    OmniOS 151050 stable (OpenSource Solaris fork/ Unix)

    Release Notes for OmniOSce v11 r151050 r151050d (2024-05-31) https://omnios.org/releasenotes.html Weekly release for w/c 27th of May 2024. Security Fixes ncurses has been updated to version 6.4.20240309. Other Changes The algorithm for picking a hot spare to use in a ZFS pool has been...
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    Napp-it cs web-gui for (m)any ZFS server or heterogeneous serverfarms

    Reports und Alerts gehen jetzt in napp-it cs, z.B. Reports aof all server (daily or weekly) Pool and connection state Statusreport job 1716393663 from my-w11 from 05.06.2024 16:00 ################ Storage reports: r01,r02, r03, r04 ################ ####### Report...
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    Proxmox = "THE" universal Linux VM and ZFS storageserver

    ZFS GUI under Proxmox vs Storage VM with GUI Ich have started top to check RAM and CPU load of my napp-it web-gui under Proxmox (Perl process). Propably not too different with other ZFS GUIs for Proxmox. PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 1425592...
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    What backup software for backing up physical Linux servers?

    Only remaining problem. ZFS send is based on ZFS snaps. They are like a sudden powerloss. This can compromise filesystem consistency of a VM. A VM must be offline to be save or you need additional methods like integration of safe ESXi snaps in ZFS snaps.