ZFS Recommendations for a new server

markham breitbach markhamb at corp.ssimicro.com
Fri May 30 16:26:59 UTC 2014

Your RAID requirements will really depend upon the application.

ZFS supports lots of great features, but these generally come at an
expense in terms of cost, performance and complexity. If you don't
require any of the features of ZFS, then it is not likely worth the cost.

If this is a production server, stick to the hardware RAID (or have a
look at GEOM_MIRROR) until you have had a chance to familiarize yourself
with ZFS on a dev box somewhere.


On 2014-05-30, 9:11 AM, Alejandro Imass wrote:
> Hi!
> I am setting up a new server and would like to migrate to FBSD 10 and ZFS.
> I have no experience with either so asking for some guidance. Our
> experience has been mostly on FBSD 8 and 9 on UFS.
> The new server has a 2 x 1TB RE4 3ware 9650SE RAID and I have friends that
> tell me is actually better to use ZFS RAID instead of HW RAID1. Is this
> true? Why so?
> I will ask this on the EzJail list as well but are there any things to
> watch out for using EzJails on FBSD 10.0-RELEASE and ZFS ?? We are heavy
> users of EzJail.
> Many thanks in advance,
> Alejandro Imass
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