ZFS Deduplication (was Re: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE)

Mike Seda maseda at stanford.edu
Fri May 13 21:57:36 UTC 2011

On 05/13/2011 02:20 PM, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On May 13, 2011, at 1:47 PM, Mike Seda wrote:
>> 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?
> By definition, HEAD isn't stable (or -STABLE).
> How about running Solaris instead...?

We have not completely ruled out Solaris 10 (U9 and up).

>> 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
> That might be a more reasonable course, but you haven't mentioned anything about the purpose or scope of the system involved; the lack of any such information makes specific recommendations infeasible.

The box will act the disk target in a D2D2T backup scenario.

> Regards,

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