ZFS in a VM?

Chad Leigh Shire.Net LLC chad at shire.net
Wed May 27 19:55:03 UTC 2015

> On May 27, 2015, at 11:31 AM, Jaime Kikpole <jkikpole at cairodurham.org> wrote:
> Can I run a FreeBSD system in a virtual machine and use ZFS?  The VM
> environment is a commercial system based on Linux's KVM, if that
> matters.

I do.  I do it not so much for any performance benefits, if any, ZFS offers, but more for data integrity.  You need to tune it since the VM based disks are not the same as physical disks.  I run into performance issues when the “disk” gets to a certain usage level (in terms of used capacity).

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