I have been previously installing Ubuntu on ZFS (root-on-zfs) and since then I’ve transitioned to Fedora, on ext4+lvm, to avoid much complication and hassle. It is also not necessary for me to have all those nice ZFS features on root. When I was installing Fedora I have reformatted existing drive.
In order to expand ZFS pool first step is to resize underlying disk. Once that’s done, by default on Linux, partition 9 of size 8MB is created at the end of the disk. Reasoning for this partition is not completely clear for me, but according to some random discussions on
For the past few weeks I’ve been trying to solve few particular set of problems which I won’t go into detail here, perhaps in another post. One of the challenges I’ve faced is how to export NFS from my ZFS pool on Fedora host machine and mount it within Ubuntu
ZFS is really nice filesystem and I use it wherever I can. I could write essays on the topic of ZFS and how awesome it is, and that is just what might happen some time in the future, but for now I’ll just show you how snapshots are managed on
My main rig is running Ubuntu 18.04. To be more precise I opted out at install time to use Ubuntu Mate 18.04 but later on installed AwesomeWM and use that instead now. But without digressing much, I decided it was time to move my root (/) to ZFS. Why? –
These days, one of the drives on one of my machines started developing bad habits of reallocating blocks which is an early sign that drive might go bad. To prevent such misfortune I decided to replace it with a new one. Once the old drive was yanked out and new
When I set up ZFS on my main rig I was kind of doing it “fast as possible” and haven’t paid attention to much details. Recently, I wanted to customize my setup a bit so here’s how I migrated my /home to another ZFS dataset. Setup was as follows: There
Pretty neat little command that I wasn’t aware before, but quick check of the manpage would bring it to my attention. :-) To check current disk activity stats on your zpool you can use: zpool iostat -v POOLNAME You can of course omit pool name, without it it’ll show statistics