[PVE-User] ZFS: Limited usages ?

Christian Kivalo ml+pve-user at valo.at
Sat Apr 28 07:14:25 CEST 2018



On April 27, 2018 11:30:09 PM GMT+02:00, Petric Frank <pfrank at gmx.de> wrote:
>Hello,
>
>Am Freitag, 27. April 2018, 12:28:46 CEST schrieb Fabian Gr├╝nbichler:
>> On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 11:54:55AM +0200, Petric Frank wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> > 
>> > running PVE GUI 5.1-51
>> > 
>> > I've mounted a ZFS storage (Datacenter -> Storage).
>> > 
>> > Is there a reason why the GUI allows to select Disk Image and
>Container
>> > only ?
>> > 
>> > No Backup, ...
>> > 
>> > In my means ZFS is a file system like for example ext4.
>> 
>> you can create a dataset ("zfs create ...") and then configure it as
>> directory storage with appropriate content types if you want to
>backup
>> to a ZFS dataset.
>
>The mounted ZFS volumes are datasets. Created by zfs create
><Pool>/<Dataset>. 
>The current type is filesystem.
>
>I'm not an expert in ZFS - how to set a content type on a dataset ?
In proxmox go to Datacenter -> Storage, select your storage and click on Edit and there you can select to content types for this storage. 

>So the question remains - as these are (ZFS) filesystems, why to
>Backups are 
>allowed to store ?
>
>One part of storage.cfg besides other (zfs) entries:
>----------- cut ------------
>    zfspool: zfs
>        pool Pool/vz
>        content rootdir,images
>        sparse 0
>----------- cut ------------
>
>The GUI does not list other than the above two content types. Could
>that be a 
>bug in the GUI ? 
>
>> but please be aware that backing up to a different storage/system
>than
>> the backup source is strongly recommended for production use.
>
>Sure. There are diffent pools.
>
>regards
>
>
>
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