ZFS for raid

Shawn Wallbridge wallbridge at blur.com
Tue Jan 15 21:54:20 UTC 2019

You do _not_ want a hardware raid controller if you are running ZFS. You
can set up ZFS for your boot drives during setup, not 100% sure about
another file system, but their is really no need as you can set it up once
you are up and running.


On Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 1:50 PM Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists at tx.rr.com>

> 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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Shawn Wallbridge

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