ZFS on backup fileserver - RAM usage

Miroslav Lachman 000.fbsd at quip.cz
Mon Oct 13 21:08:09 UTC 2008

Matt Simerson wrote:
> It all depends on your workload. If you work your backup serves hard  
> (as I do, backing up thousands of OS instances), you'll have  
> significant reliability problems using FreeBSD 7.1 and ZFS. After a  
> crash that corrupted my file systems, I have moved to 8-head with  
> Pawel's latest patch.
> My backup servers have between 16 and 24 disks each. The ones with  16GB 
> of RAM crash far less frequently than my server that has only  2GB. That 
> one is getting upgraded soon.
> Matt

I am planning to backup about 10-15 servers (mainly webservers and few 
mailservers) and not expecting high load.
Did 8-current with the latest ZFS patch fixed all stability problems?

Thanks for suggestions to both of you.

Miroslav Lachman

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