Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th May 2008 15:32 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris It seems like we're really on the subject of filesystems and related technology the past few days. We had an interview with the man behind BeServed, an item on WinFS' current status, and now we - possibly - have news on ZFS coming to Linux. Possibly, because it's all speculation from here on out.
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RE: I use ZFS on 1GB RAM
by WereCatf on Mon 19th May 2008 08:28 UTC in reply to "I use ZFS on 1GB RAM"
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And, ZFS is so simple too. Ive heard to set ut a raid with linux + lvm is like 25 command lines with difficult syntax

I have tried LVM2 and I can tell you it is a pain in the butt. I have this old 1ghz Athlon as my file server here at home, and the curious cat as I am I once decided to try LVM2. Well, it was pretty complicated but I got it up and running, worked well for a while, but then one of the disks failed...I didn't have a replacement disk for that so I had to remove it from the system and place the files somewhere else. Now, LVM2 doesn't make that easy. I literally had to move all the files to another system (and delete quite a bit of stuff too cos I didn't have sufficient storage space elsewhere) just because there is no way to remove a disk from LVM2 setup without resizing the partitions and resizing partitions was a complete no-go cos I couldn't allow anything to be written to the broken disk. Since ZFS is a pooled system it allows one to just issue a command for removing one disk from the pool and the system will just locate the files somewhere else in the pool.

Too bad that I can't use ZFS on my server due to memory requirements, it only has 128mb RAM and due to some motherboard issues I haven't been able to find any combination of RAM sticks that would work, only a single stick will function.. :/ I am hoping btrfs will someday be good enough for me to use.

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