[PVE-User] local zfs storage for backups and running VM images

mj lists at merit.unu.edu
Thu Feb 21 12:41:00 CET 2019

Hi Fabian,

Thanks you for your thorough reply. We appreciate it. :-)



On 2/20/19 10:27 AM, Fabian Grünbichler wrote:
> usually you'd use the same pool name on all hosts, as PVE differentiates
> between local and shared storages anyway. for containers, PVE assumes
> that ZFS datasets use the default mountpoint (but of course, for a a
> dataset used as directory storage this is irrelevant, just something to
> keep in mind in general).
> some features are limited to local storages existing on multiple nodes,
> so if you can I'd rename the pool and just use one ZFS storage
> definition with one directory storage definition.
> the directory storage should be marked as 'is_mountpoint' so that PVE
> does not race with zfs mounting (see 'man pvesm'). another often made
> mistake is to mark such directory storages as shared - they are not, as
> each node has different content. a shared directory storage would be one
> located on NFS or CIFS, for example.
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