whats best pracfive for ZFS on a whole disc these days ?
rnoland at FreeBSD.org
Mon Oct 26 15:39:04 UTC 2009
On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 11:19 +0000, Pete French wrote:
> just about to build a new ZFS based system and I was wondering
> what the recommended way to dedicate a whole disc to ZFS is
> these days. Should I just give it 'da1', 'da2' etc as I have
> done in the past, or is it better to use GPT to create a
> partition over the whole disc, which is marked as
> being for freebsd-zfs ?
> Not that I have had any problems with simply using bare
> drives, but the phrase 'dangerously dedicated' does keep
> nagging at me, hence considering the GPT route :-)
Others may have different opinions, but if your drives are dedicated to
zfs and you don't intend to try and boot from them, I see no reason not
to continue giving the whole disk to zfs.
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