Is ZFS production ready?

Kaya Saman kayasaman at
Thu Jun 21 11:29:05 UTC 2012


I think it is stable enough on FreeBSD.

Someone actually posted quite a similar thread not a while ago......

Here'e a quick summary:

For my various OpenSource projects, I have deployed a 36TB file system
which is fine and stable running 24/7. Additionally at home I use 4TB
(2x 2TB) + 8TB (2x 4TB) on a machine with 4GB RAM.... this has been up
for 3 years with minimum reboot!

- this system gets pretty hammered as lot's of front ends for my
OpenSource stuff run off there plus I transfer large amounts of data
10's of GB's often between systems. For web stuff I get round
20,000-30,000 hits from various places on that particular box and it
handles perfectly unlike my crappy Cisco 857 router - will redeploy a
uni-socket server running OpenBSD for this one.

Good luck!



On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 8:33 AM, Hooman Fazaeli <hoomanfazaeli at> wrote:
> Dear community
> In the past, I built a 8TB ZFS log server on freebsd 7.4.
> However, the system  experienced instablility after long up times.
> My main motive to use ZFS was UFS inability to support large
> file systems.
> Now, I want to the same thing on 8.3 and wanted to know
> your opinion on ZFS stability. Is there any success story using
> ZFS in 24x7, large volume, heavy duty servers? Is there any
> other option other than ZFS to build larger than 2TB file systems?
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