ZFS on small systems

Anselm Strauss amsibamsi at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 12:14:45 UTC 2009


I'm interested in using ZFS on one of my small systems with 256 MB of  
RAM and 4 GB flash disk. Since ZFS is now considered production ready  
on FreeBSD I would like to use it as root filesystem and profit mainly  
from the cool snapshot features for easy backups.

I found multiple recommendations to run ZFS only on systems with  
enough resources. But is this only a requirement if you want good  
performance or also for ZFS to function properly at all?

Thanks for any thoughts on that.

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