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Hy, sorry if i am wrong but i could not find the right forum to post. I heared about ZFS from a friend and after much reading i think it ...
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- 11-29-2011 #1
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- Nov 2011
My first Linux Server
sorry if i am wrong but i could not find the right forum to post.
I heared about ZFS from a friend and after much reading i think it is the right time to build my first Linux Home Server.
I planed 1 SSD for System and as cache for ZFS, 3x 2TB Sata HDD on standard Software Raid Controller. The controller is because my mainboard can not handle this Discs.
But i am a Linux newbie (just have a Centos Web Server ) i have some questions and hope you can help me.
- I want to use ZFS -> SSD as cache or is it the same effect if have have enough ram?
- i read that if i use SSD as cache zfs can cache e.g. Videofiles and spindown the Harddrives if there are no using of this HDDs, is that right? So i can save energy.
- I want to use it as testserver for Webdevelopment and i need php, mysql and other -> apache2 install
- i need samba network share
- i read about snapshot in ZFS, how muc space is used by a snaphot? Is it like a read only copy form the HDD?
- at this time i run windows on this machine and spindown is no problem
Wich Linux can i use for this best? Is this from above possible?
If you need more info please ask.
Tanks for your help
Last edited by skycryer; 11-29-2011 at 11:29 AM. Reason: Forget something
- 11-29-2011 #2
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- Nov 2007
Due to ZFS's license, it cannot be run directly as a filesystem supported by the Linux kernel. It is only run on Linux as a userspace filesystem. You can read more by reviewing the "ZFS on Linux" website. ZFS is a non-native Linux filesystem. You can find more documentation on the Oracle/Solaris website. Also keep in mind that functionality in Solaris ZFS may/may not be present in the ZFS on Linux port.