Got a call at 4am - RAID Gurus Please Read

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at
Thu Dec 11 05:39:19 UTC 2014

On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 2:25 AM, Randy Bush <randy at> wrote:
>> We are now using ZFS RAIDZ and the question I ask myself is, why
>> wasn't I using ZFS years ago?
> because it is not production on linux,

Well, it depends on what you mean by
"production".  Certainly the ZFS on Linux
group has said in some forums that it is
"production ready", although I would say
that their definition is not exactly the
same as what I mean by the term.

> which i have to use because
> freebsd does not have kvm/ganeti.

There is bhyve, and virt-manager can
support bhyve in later versions (but is
disabled by default as I recall).  Not
exactly the same, of course.

> want zfs very very badly.  snif.

Anyone who really cares about their data
wants ZFS.  Some just do not yet know
that they (should) want it.

There is always Illumos/OnmiOS/SmartOS
to consider (depending on your particular
requirements) which can do ZFS and KVM.

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