ZFS status now in June? / stable enough for a file server?

Nikolay Pavlov quetzal at zone3000.net
Fri Jun 22 16:42:10 UTC 2007

On Wednesday, 20 June 2007 at 13:13:38 +0200, Olivier Mueller wrote:
> Hello,
> I have to setup a file storage server (non-critcal, just as secondary
> backup server) and I am wondering if would be a realistic idea to start
> using ZFS. I spent some time browsing the lists and newsgroups, and the
> status wiki page looks "good": http://wiki.freebsd.org/ZFS . 
> The http://www.freebsd.org/releng/index.html page also states:
> June 2007	Start FreeBSD 7.0 Release Process, so this may also be
> a positive point about overall stability? :)
> It would be to store lots of data, and the FS-compression feature of ZFS
> would be quite interesting for this server.  Of course I'd be glad to
> help debugging any issues I may see. 
> So if you are already using ZFS in "pre-production", I would be glad for
> a short "go/no go" feedback, thanks :-)
> regards,
> Olivier
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It is usefull not only on fat servers. I am using it for /usr/local and 
/usr/ports on plain Dell Inspirion 1300 with Celeron M and 1GB of RAM.
No problems. :)

- Best regards, Nikolay Pavlov. <<<-----------------------------------    

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