[PVE-User] Proxmox VE 3.0 RC1 released! - ZFS quick&dirty howto snapshot

Diaolin diaolin at diaolin.com
Fri May 10 09:13:33 CEST 2013

Il 2013-05-10 08:47 Pongrácz István ha scritto:

> Hi,
> I recommend to setup a test environment (VM could be ok, with several
> virtual disks to test the zfs, for example 10-12 vms + os disk).
> In short:
> - install pve as usual
> - follow the documents here, it is updated to the latest version:
> http://pthree.org/2012/04/17/install-zfs-on-debian-gnulinux/
> - read this carefully, it will save your time and frustration:
> http://pthree.org/2013/01/03/zfs-administration-part-xvii-best-practices-and-caveats/
> Please note:
> - zfsonlinux is really great, and relatively easy to manage. Easy as
> a pilot can manage a boing 747. In other words, you should play around
> zfs before deploy in real life environment.
> - do not use hw. raid cards (especially in raidXY mode), just cause
> troubles and could be more expensive
> - using ZIL is great, safe to use mirror and not more than 4-8GB
> - L2ARC is great, safe to use stripped volumes on several disks 
> (partitions)
> - your setup really depends on your real life workload and use case,
> hard to tell what is the ultimate best solution, which perfects for
> everybody
> - and a lot more things, you will see. It has a learning curve and
> the benefits are awesome.
> Personally I had serious issues with drbd and live migration on
> software raid, strange and unexplained (by intel professional)
> hardware raid hot swap issue which cause massive data loss and
> downtime on the system. Even hours to fsck and data corruption
> happened. Now I use zfs nearly 10 months on several systems based on
> pve and I have to tell you, awesome.
> Bye,
> István

many thanks...

just a simple question:

ZFS is a local filesystem
what type of export do you prefer when you share it?

NFSv3 or NFSv4?

O have you other hints?


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