[PVE-User] NAS4Free and ZFS

Gerald Brandt gbr at majentis.com
Tue Sep 29 14:08:11 CEST 2015


I know it's not recommended, but is anyone running NAS4Free in a VM with 

I use it to create user directories with fixed quotas and share them 
over CIFs.  Each user has there own dataset and the dataset is shared.

The Proxmox VM is using direct sync cache mode on the NAS3Free disk.  I 
do backup and snapshot daily, so data loss will be minimized if anything 
bad happens.  I also turned off any scrubs on the pool.  I used to do 
them nightly, but read somewhere it wasn't recommended in a virtual 

The NAS4Free disk is on an NFS file server with its own RAID6 and DRBD 
setup (Synology).

It's been really stable, and I'm considering putting some more critical 
data on it.


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