ZFS root on single SSD?

krad kraduk at gmail.com
Thu May 18 12:05:09 UTC 2017

The big question is what availability do you need on this server? As its a
home system I guess not as much as say an enterprise one. Therefore I would
imagine all the benefits of manageability that come with zfs will out weigh
the downside, even if running on a single volume. Boot environments are a
really big thing to safe guard yourself during upgrade time. Although in
theory you could do something with ufs its never going to be as good as
with zfs. Also remember mirroring isnt backup, mirroring is about
availability. Therefore live with a single drive, but backup the contents

On 16 May 2017 at 06:45, Aaron <drizzt321 at gmail.com> wrote:

> So, I've been running ZFS root mirror across 2 spinning disks, and I'm
> upgrading my home server/nas and planning on running root on a spare SSD.
> However, I'm unsure if it'd be better to run UFS as a single drive root
> instead of ZFS, although I do love all of the ZFS features (snapshots, COW,
> scrubbing, etc) and would still like to keep that for my root drive, even
> if I'm not mirroring at all. I do notice that FreeBSD has TRIM support for
> ZFS (see http://open-zfs.org/wiki/Features#TRIM_Support).
> So is there a good reason NOT to run ZFS root on a single drive SSD?
> --Aaron
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