deciding UFS vs ZFS

RW rwmaillists at
Wed Jul 23 23:29:18 UTC 2014

On Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:04:12 -0400
Daniel Staal wrote:

> --As of July 22, 2014 10:27:22 PM +0100, RW is alleged to have said:

> > I'm specifically talking about the case where a desktop PC is
> > converted from JBOD to ZFS without any redundancy.
> Ok, so not a single disk case, and a case *anyone* would recommend
> you against.  In fact, it's a case that every ZFS guide I've seen
> leaves out because it's an idiotic idea to use ZFS that way.

Which is why I've found it odd that people have bothered to comment on
my original statement that I'm not going to do that because it would be
a bad idea.

My original question started:

 " On a desktop, without raid, I would expect ZFS to make things a lot
   worse in the case of a disk failure because it would spread the
   damage around all the directories. 
   For that reason I'm putting my desktop user data on ufs/gjournal, but
   I was wondering about putting the OS on ZFS. ...   "

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