ZFS for raid

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at tx.rr.com
Tue Jan 15 21:48:46 UTC 2019

I read here recently that zfs can be used for raid. I'm a neophyte when it 
comes to zfs, but I'm thinking about using it for the next server I get.

If you're going to setup drives with zfs for raid, do you need a hardware 
controller? My impression is that you don't, but I want to know for sure 
before I order a server.

If there's no raid controller, can you setup raid using zfs during the OS 
install? If you boot from the cd/dvd, do you get the option to configure 
raid using zfs?

Paul Schmehl, Retired
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