ZFS on OSX and Windows

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gea

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ZFS is a perfect solution now for mutual use (important data, large data ex 20TB disks, redundancy with copies=2 or encryption with a key per filesystem) or disaster backups (external offline - beside backup syncs)

ZFS on OSX or Windows is up to date Open-ZFS 2.2.3 with release candidate beta state but mainly due driver/integration/installer issues.
If you find problems, report to the zfsonosx or zfsonwindows issue trackers


How do I handle ZFS on Windows USB disks
- I always name usb pools "usb"
- I create three batch files on the desktop

poolstate.bat with file content:
zpool list
timeout /t 5

import_usb_pool.bat with file content:
zpool import -f usb
timeout /t 5

export_usb_pool.bat with file content:
zpool export -f usb
timeout /t 5

Execute the file via a mouse right click and "run as administrator"
Prior an unplug, export or check state as ZFS hangs (reboot required) when you just unplug a single disk pool
 
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OpenZFS 2.2.3rc3
  • Fix input of passwords
  • fix suspended pools block reboots
  • minor smb fixes
I have had problems to install as the former driver
/windows/system32/drivers/OpenZFS.sys from the former version seems to be blocked.

I had to do a "manual" deinstall
-/windows/system32/drivers/OpenZFS.sys rename to openzfs.xx (rename possible, delete not)
- reboot
- remove OpenZFS Storagevolumes in device manager
- Installation of rc3
- ok