whats best pracfive for ZFS on a whole disc these days ?

Nenhum_de_Nos matheus at eternamente.info
Tue Oct 27 00:33:26 UTC 2009

On Mon, October 26, 2009 13:38, Robert Noland wrote:
> 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.

hear somewhere (current@ or stable@) that this may give hard time in case
of disk replacement. I may not find exact the same size and trouble may
com from this. never tried though.

please correct me if I'm wrong.


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