ZFS root on single SSD?
kraduk at gmail.com
Mon May 22 20:55:05 UTC 2017
stay with jails as much as you can, as they will be more stable and far
On 22 May 2017 at 07:26, Aaron <drizzt321 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yea, pretty much this. Don't need the same level of availability. Worst
> case, I'm a bit annoyed and rebuild the OS and restore the configs from
> backup. Now I just need to figure out jails and bhyve for the services
> since I haven't worked with either before :) There's a couple of bhyve
> front ends I've been looking at, sorta on the fence for which one. Really I
> just need to pick one and run with it.
> On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 5:05 AM, krad <kraduk at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The big question is what availability do you need on this server? As its
> > home system I guess not as much as say an enterprise one. Therefore I
> > imagine all the benefits of manageability that come with zfs will out
> > 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
> > regularly.
> > 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
> >> 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,
> >> if I'm not mirroring at all. I do notice that FreeBSD has TRIM support
> >> 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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