FreeBSD File Server with ZFS
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Thu Feb 18 00:21:51 UTC 2010
I've got an old P4 desktop computer running in the basement with a 1 TB external USB drive connected to that I use as a file server. That PC is running XP. It has recently become infected with some sort of virus. I'd like to replace it with FreeBSD running ZFS + Samba (I need to access it from a OS X machine and a Windows 7 box).
1) Will FreeBSD be able to detect and use my TB hard drive as ZFS disk? Right now it is only a single disk, but later on I'll and a second disk and setup a mirror. Even as a single disk, the checksumming ability would be nice.
2)Assume I get everything setup in regards to step 1 and my OS disk dies. How do I go about importing the ZFS external disk into another FreeBSD installation?
Thanks for all of the help!
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