ZFS vs OSX Time Machine
gkontos.mail at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 19:17:27 UTC 2011
I am using TM over smb on a ZFS Raidz1 pool of my fileserver with no
NAME USED AVAIL REFER MOUNTPOINT
tank/apple 37.2G 82.8G 37.2G /tank/apple
Oldest backup 14 December 2009
On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 9:25 PM, Chuck Swiger <cswiger at mac.com> wrote:
> On Apr 28, 2011, at 7:03 AM, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> > Does anyone else use ZFS to store TM backups?
> > I find that whenever my laptop (over wifi!) starts a TM the ZFS machine
> it's backing up to grinds to a halt.. Other systems streaming stuff over NFS
> from it also tend to stall..
> > I presume that TM is doing something which causes ZFS some issues but I'm
> not sure how to find out what the real problem is let alone how to fix it..
> Caveat: Time Machine is a viable backup system, but you're outside the
> configurations which it supports.
> TM really wants the backup to be located on an HFS+ filesystem because it
> makes very extensive use of hard links-- including hard links to
> directories-- which are not widely supported by other Unix filesystems.
> Even if you choose to continue using ZFS storage, please note that you'll
> obtain significantly better results by using AFP instead of NFS filesharing.
> Wikipedia has useful info here:
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