ZFS Deduplication (was Re: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE)

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Fri May 13 21:21:40 UTC 2011

On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 3:47 PM, Mike Seda <maseda at stanford.edu> wrote:

> All,
> 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:
> http://people.freebsd.org/~pjd/patches/zfs_20100831.patch.bz2

I use the mfsbsd v28 installer which works pretty well and I have overall
stability.  However you should note there is a reason(s) it hasn't been
MFC'd yet and there has been some reported issues with v28.

Adam Vande More

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