OpenZFS from ports

Andrea Venturoli ml at
Sat Apr 3 17:15:38 UTC 2021

On 4/3/21 11:54 AM, andrew clarke wrote:
> On 2021-04-03 11:10:29, Andrea Venturoli (ml at wrote:
>> My (not definitive) plan would be:
>> _ move everything to ZFS first (this would be to a new set of HDs, so I
>> could keep the old ones as backup), losing encryption;
>> _ upgrade to 12.2;
>> _ switch to OpenZFS;
>> _ create a new encrypted dataset and move there the data that should be
>> encrypted.
> Depending on your needs, running PEFS on top of ZFS may be an option, at least
> temporarily until you upgrade to FreeBSD 13.

That might be a good suggestion, as I did not know PEFS.
Is it reliable? More reliable than ZFS?
Any gotchas from someone who used it in production?

  bye & Thanks

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