[pve-devel] ZFS-over-NFS

Dmitry Petuhov mityapetuhov at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 21:07:05 CEST 2016

Why not use qcow2 format over generic NFS? It will give you shapshot-rollback
features and I don't think that with much worse speed than these features on ZFS level.

But on my experience, NFS storage for VMs is bad idea: it causes huge latencies under
load, leading to chashes. If you want ZFS-based shared storage, then ZFS over iSCSI
is your choice.

25.07.2016 21:42, Andreas Steinel wrote:
> Don't get me wrong. Of course NFS works fine, but it is a "stupid" file
> storage. It would be great to have snapshot/rollback features from the
> Proxmox PE gui. The ZFS commands should be executed transparently on the
> storage, so that you can have a "virtual" ZFS that can be used in a cluster.
> I really miss a cluster filesystem with snapshot capability (the one from
> Proxmox VE) which can be used by "ordinary" users.

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