>Hi, > I was just reading stuff about ZFS, and wonder if it would be >beneficial for me to use it. I store a lots of multimedia files in my >HD, they usually have the size of > 1GB (e.g. 1.2, 1.7 or even >bigger), and my system is running UFS. > so can I buy a new HD, say 500GB, and format it ZFS style and use it >along with other UFS? and will ZFS performs better than UFS in my >situation? Thank you!!
Correct me if im wrong but zfs seems way to experimental and unstable according to what I have found on net so far. FYI - I decided to use UFS in mean while, but for those interested in why I say this... http://wiki.freebsd.org/ZFSKnownProblems I share other NB server roles with my file server and cannot afford lockups etc... Please anyone correct me if im wrong! >TFC On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 2:51 PM, Wojciech Puchar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >> all the input from various users I assume zfs would be the file system of >> choice for such large volumes? >> >> Are there limitations or downsides using UFS on such a large volume? > > no, unless you will create it with default options. > > use -i big-power-of-two simply to have enough inodes for your files, but not > 100 times too much. too much inodes=more wasted space AND VERY SLOW FSCK > > use -b 32768 or 65536 depending of your file's average size. > > -b 16384 will work too, but again fsck may be long. > > > of course turn on softupdates. > > UFS performs excellent on large drives/volumes. not in theory but in > practice, i use it every place, on volumes up to 3GB > > NO PROBLEMS. > > >> Also are there any tools for recovery off ZFS volumes? Accidental >> delete/format/corruption...? > > no. > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > __________ NOD32 3628 (20081120) Information __________ This message was checked by NOD32 antivirus system. http://www.eset.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"