ZFS partitioning

Terje Elde terje at elde.net
Sun May 12 13:44:48 UTC 2013

On 12. mai 2013, at 15:21, Roland van Laar <roland at micite.net> wrote:

> I see that all the disks get the same partitions, including swap and boot?
> Why is that? And do I need those 5 boot and swap partitions?

You don't need them, but there's a good chance you'll want them. 

Long story, short version: with raidz and mirror, you survive the loss of a disk. If you put boot on one, and that's the disk you loose, you're up shit creek, having chosen not to bring a paddle. ;)

It's also not a lot to loose by putting it on all of them. 

For swap, there's also performance-reasons. 


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