26 January, 2017

Basic ZFS tune tips

Lets start out with saying that ZFS on Linux (ZoL) is pretty awesome, snapshots, compression-on-the-fly, quota’s, … I love it. However ZoL also has issue’s, I even blogged about some in the past. (a full ZFS pool, failing to load ZFS module) Most cases where my own fault, but still, its very uncommon for a file system […]

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22 January, 2017

Snapshots in ZFS (ZOL)

One of the impressive tools in ZOL (ZFS On Linux) is snapshots. Snapshots are a way to make a ‘instant backup’ of the files on the system. The name backup, is not completely correct. If the system dies, the snapshots won’t save you, since snapshots are on the same storage as the data, they don’t eat […]

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12 January, 2017

zdb cannot open ‘/etc/zfs/zpool.cache’: No such file or directory

Uh-oh, trying out zdb and finding this error, doesn’t breath confidence does it ? Here is how you can solve this minor issue : # zdb cannot open ‘/etc/zfs/zpool.cache’: No such file or directory Just set it as a value to the zpool : zpool set cachefile=/etc/zfs/zpool.cache poolname getting the pool name can be done using […]

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03 January, 2017

full ZFS filesystem : No space left on device

Starting the new year with : No space left on device I looked to the usual suspects (/tmp, /data, …)  but nothing excessive … It was my sanoid setup, woops! A gazillion snapshots ! For some reason one of my containers changes around ~300 Gb a day, and guess who keeps 60 days of snapshots, on […]

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19 April, 2016

zfs compression : use it!

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20 January, 2016

ZFS on linux version check

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