zfs

  1. realtomatoes

    how'd you improve zfs performance?

    i got freenas running on a 2 vcpu 8gb vm on esxi with passthrough to the intel sata ports (2x 6gbps and 4x3gbps). it currently has 4x1tb 7200rpm drives in raid10. it serves the shared datastore to my vmwre lab via iscsi. since i only got 2 extra sata ports to expand and improve the performance...
  2. M

    What is the easiest way to move share to another pool?

    Hi, I tried this once before but it ended up more manual than I'd like and was hoping that someone could post an easy way to accomplish this via CLI (omnios) or Napp-iT. I have a pool "ssd1" and a zfs volume "Users" shared using cifs by the name "Users" I'd like to move this entire volume to...
  3. Zack Hehmann

    Trying to determine ZFS design of vdevs

    Hello everyone!! I ended up purchasing (10) 2TB Hitachi drives from ebay when they were $30 each. Of the 10 2 had a bunch of bad blocks leaving me 8 that I can use. I'm wanting to build an all in one Napp-it server on ESXi 6. This is going to be for my home environment with 30 VMs max and about...
  4. P

    adding second vdev - Am I doing it right?

    This is on a production NAS so I want make double sure I am doing it right. 14 bay jbod Currently single raidz1-0 vdev with 7 disks and 2 spares. I want to take the 2 spares and 5 new disks and make a second vdev to increase space to max out my box. So my questions are these... Should I...
  5. E

    What drive configuration & FS for a home server using Proxmox and BTRFS (hopefully)

    Hi all, I'd love to run a Proxmox setup for my home server and really like the flexibility that BTRFS seems to offer for my personal files and media, but I know that BTRFS isn't great with VMs (by default) nor integrated into Proxmox. So I'm wondering whether I can do some sort of mix of ZFS...
  6. P

    Napp-it Issue with multiple Active Directory

    I have a setup where there are 4 remote sites and a primary site. Each have their own Windows 2012 server running DNS and AD. The networks are meshed so everybody can see everybody. Recently I have been replacing our old servers with new ones with similar setup. Everybody has the same hardware...
  7. M

    Benchmark numbers not quite what I'd expect. Thoughts?

    I've been running OmniOS + Napp-IT for a few months now and have been happy for the most part. I just recently added a 3700 SSD as a volume and figured I'd benchmark the SSD vs my two spinning rust volumes. Upon completing all of the benchmarks I'm less than impressed by all of the results. The...
  8. kroem

    Ceph right for my needs? (Keeping a in sync backup on remote location...) (pve-zync vs ceph?)

    (This turned out to be a long thread start...sorry...) Im redoing my servers at home and looking to maybe redo the storage too. Today I run ESXi on two hosts and run like periodic backups to external storage, because I never really found a way to do it properly. (VMs backup via Unitrends). ...
  9. G

    Apple APFS, a new filesystem with some ZFS features

    Beside the established new generation filesystems like NetApp Wafl and ZFS and those that are inspired from ZFS like btrfs or ReFS there is a new filesystem from Apple on the horizon: APFS, that includes some features of ZFS like CopyOnWrite but lacks others like checksums on data. This is...
  10. M

    ZFS SLOG. Can it be carved out of an SSD volume?

    I have a 960GB S3700 that I'm using as a datastore for VMs (iSCSI) but would like to add a SLOG. Can I recreate the volume on the SSD to use part of it for SLOG and part of it for data? Thanks!
  11. L

    Anyone tried Synology's new BTRFS capable NAS's?

    Looking at moving from custom built NAS boxes using Supermicro hardware and FreeNAS to Synology's RackStation units. Looking to reduce the time spent messing around with supporting the FreeNAS boxes and wondering if the Synology BTRFS NAS's are as reliable and fast at snapshotting data as...
  12. D

    Why does ZFS hate me and what am I doing wrong?

    Hey folks, I have been piecing together a server/enclosure setup for my home backup and media serving needs but having nothing but trouble with Freenas (specifically ZFS). I put the post in this forum because I am assuming it has something to do with my LSI9207 / SA120 / R720 since it just...
  13. Patrick

    ZFS native on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

    ZFS on Ubuntu was in tech preview mode for Ubuntu 15.10. In 16.04 LTS it is set to be installed by default. For those that have not seen it yet, here is a screenshot from the latest 16.04 LTS build I had on hand: With ZFS on Linux heading to being extremely easy to get installed (e.g. it is...
  14. P

    FS|VA|$250| DELL POWEREDGE FS12-SC 2xL5420 24GB RAM 12x TRAY

    Looking for local sale located in Northern Virginia/Washingon DC area. $250 DELL POWEREDGE FS12-SC 2 x Quad Core L5420 2.5GHz 24GB RAM 12x trays 2x internal 2.5 drive mounts dual onboard NICs 1 ipmi/bmc NIC - remote mgmt has updated BIOS and BMC from gigabyte loaded. Have been using for...
  15. M

    OmniOS Napp-it Replication Question

    This question is aimed mainly at Gea but others may be able to help. I'm running OmniOS with Gea's excellent Napp-It on top. I'm currently replicating several ZFS filesystems from one pool to another pool using Napp-it's replication feature once per week. I've noticed that on both the source...
  16. K

    HP EG0300FBDBR Firmware Upgrade

    I've recently inherited a few HP 2.5" 300G SAS 10k drives (EG0300FBDBR). I'm going to attempt to use them in a ZFS configuration, 18 drives total across 3 Dell H310s (flashed to LSI 2008 HBAs). From what I can tell these drives have 3 different versions of HP firmware on them. The majority...
  17. B

    Raid configuration with zfs

    Hi, We are having 6 disks on our server with 5x480GB ssd and 1x120GB SSD and trying to figure out the best raid configuration. We are looking to configure with raidZ2 with 5 disks and to use one disk for centos installation. But I am afraid if it makes issues when the installation drive fails...
  18. B

    SSD disks performance issues with ZFS

    Hello, We are currently testing our using ZFS on Linux as a storage platform for our VPS nodes but we don't seem to be getting the performance figures we expected. Can you please provide some suggestions as to what we should be tweaking to reach higher iops? Hardware is SuperMicro with the...
  19. EluRex

    How to use OCZ rev350 as ZIL & Cache

    I am facing a problem about kernel module loading order. I am using Proxmox VE 4.1 (Debian 8.1) and root on ZFS mode. I have a OCZ Rev350 NVMe PCIe SSD need to configure as ZIL and cache. However OCZ NVMe has its module called oczpcie and it loads after ZFS module is loaded, so therefore...