ZFS Deduplication (was Re: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE)

Mike Seda maseda at stanford.edu
Fri May 13 20:48:01 UTC 2011

Currently, I'm really only interested in using FreeBSD so that I can 
leverage ZFS Deduplication (available in ZFS v21 and higher) on one server.

What is the best (most stable) way to get this functionality at the 
moment? Should I just install FreeBSD-8.2-RELEASE and then apply the 
backported ZFS v28 patch such as the one below:


On 05/13/2011 11:35 AM, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On May 13, 2011, at 11:29 AM, Mike Seda wrote:
>> If I install FreeBSD-9.0-CURRENT, I will be able to upgrade to FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE (once available) via the freebsd-update utility, right?
> There isn't a supported RELENG_9 branch, yet.
> Once it exists, it is likely that you could use freebsd-update to move from the published betas or RC versions of 9.0 to 9.0-RELEASE, but you're not going to be able to move from some arbitrary snapsnot from HEAD to 9.0-RELEASE with freebsd-update.
> Regards,

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