Feb 072013

I started looking around for guides for creating a zfsroot. Here is what I’ve glanced at so far, along with some of my comments.

I plan to create an 8 drive array, running raidz2.

  1. FreeBSD wiki page – seems OK
  2. ZFS-only booting by Ollivier Robert – based on 8.0, but I need to read it through again
  3. OPTI­MIZED FOR 4K-SECTOR DRIVES – interesting, but not set up the way I want my system
  4. ROOT ON ZFS FREEBSD 9 (NON LEGACY MOUNTPOINT – 4K OPTIMIZED) – lots of smaller file systems, some tweaked. Interesting ideas.
  5. FreeBSD full ZFS Root from bsdinstall – YouTube video. I want to watch this.
  6. Does gpart -a 4096 improve performance on a WD 4k sector disk? – A FreeBSD Forums discussion about various things to consider.
  7. gnop – no link, but stuff I need to learn more about!
  8. How PJD lays out his filesystem

Lots of reading…

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  2 Responses to “zfsroot guides – which one to use?”

  1. Take a look at this one: http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=31662
    Probably one of the best guides out there, as far as i have seen.