Re: ZFS on high-latency devices

From: Lev Serebryakov <>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 20:54:41 +0300
On 23.08.2021 2:48, Alan Somers wrote:

> mbuffer is not going to help the OP.  He's trying to create a pool on top
> of a networked block device.  And if I understand correctly, he's
> connecting over a WAN, not a LAN.  ZFS will never achieve decent
> performance in such a setup.  It's designed as a local file system, and
> assumes it can quickly read metadata off of the disks at any time.  The
> OP's best option is to go with "a": encrypt each dataset and send them with
> "zfs send --raw".  I don't know why he thinks that it would be "very
> difficult".  It's quite easy, if he doesn't care about old snapshots.  Just:
> $ zfs create <crypto options> pool/new_dataset
> $ cp -a pool/old_dataset/* pool/new_dataset/

  Twice the space? And, realistically, triple the space to have enough free space before destroying pool/old_dataset, as ZFS feels bad on near-full pools.

  Sometimes it is "just", sometimes it is impossible!

// Lev Serebryakov
Received on Mon Aug 23 2021 - 17:54:41 UTC

Original text of this message