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[2]: I use ZFS on 1GB RAM
by Kebabbert on Mon 19th May 2008 08:58 UTC in reply to "RE: I use ZFS on 1GB RAM"
Kebabbert
Member since:
2007-07-27

Werecatt

If you can not use ZFS on your home server, because of 128MB RAM, maybe you could upgrade your home server? I mean, a server is important. I at least, prioritize the home server and would surely find an old computer, 1GHz + 1GB RAM will do (but you will get 20MB/sec unless you have 64bit cpu). But your data will be safe. Isnt it important enough to shell out 100 bucks on an upgrade?

As someone posted, the advantages is too great not to use on a server.
http://kerneltrap.org/FreeBSD/BSDCan_2008_ZFS_Internals

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RE[3]: I use ZFS on 1GB RAM
by WereCatf on Mon 19th May 2008 13:13 in reply to "RE[2]: I use ZFS on 1GB RAM"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

If you can not use ZFS on your home server, because of 128MB RAM, maybe you could upgrade your home server? I mean, a server is important. I at least, prioritize the home server and would surely find an old computer, 1GHz + 1GB RAM will do (but you will get 20MB/sec unless you have 64bit cpu). But your data will be safe. Isnt it important enough to shell out 100 bucks on an upgrade?

I use it to purely serve files to 4 computers, nothing else, so 1ghz with 128mb RAM is plenty. I don't see any point in upgrading the system just to use another filesystem when it won't benefit anything else. Of course the self-healing capabilities of ZFS are an excellent deal but as I said, the system isn't used for anything else so I just can't justify the upgrade.

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RE[4]: I use ZFS on 1GB RAM
by alc1 on Mon 19th May 2008 16:16 in reply to "RE[3]: I use ZFS on 1GB RAM"
alc1 Member since:
2005-11-22

After reading this blog http://breden.org.uk/2008/03/02/home-fileserver-what-do-i-need/ I wouldn't mind giving it a try.

Edited 2008-05-19 16:18 UTC

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RE[3]: I use ZFS on 1GB RAM
by d3vi1 on Mon 19th May 2008 18:19 in reply to "RE[2]: I use ZFS on 1GB RAM"
d3vi1 Member since:
2006-01-28

I am pretty sure that it works like a charm on my 2.8GHz 32bit P4 Xeon. I am also pretty sure that I get about 80MB/sec out of these old hard-drives with compression and 100MB/sec without compression enabled.
And I can tell you for sure that for my workload (a file-server for a 30 workstation domain) it worked just as fast when it had only 512 MB of RAM. It now has 2GB for some containers that run other applications, but it worked with only 512 MB of RAM.

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