I hadn't considered the increased memory requirements so thanks for
pointing that out. We only use the SG or virtual appliances so we'll just
check how much memory is allocated before doing any re-installs.

On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 9:07 AM Jim Pingle <li...@pingle.org> wrote:

> On 8/5/2017 8:59 AM, Arthur Wiebe wrote:
> > This is more out of curiosity to verify that I'm correct, with pfSense
> 2.4
> > using ZFS will that solve the issue where an SG appliance will stop
> booting
> > because of a corrupt filesystem and require a reinstall?
> >
> > I've had too many cases where for whatever reason a box was shutdown
> > improperly (could be the client unplugging it for example) and the system
> > became corrupt and worked fine after re-installing the OS.
> >
> > I'm hoping that ZFS with it's data integrity and rollback features will
> > solve this issue.
> >
> > Am I right? And if so we should consider re-installing existing
> > installations with pfSense 2.4 so that it installs using ZFS?
>
> ZFS is self-healing and though we have not been able to reproduce the
> corruption issues seen by some with UFS, all evidence points to ZFS not
> being susceptible to those problems.
>
> ZFS does have increased RAM requirements so you have to be mindful of
> RAM usage and enabled features so that you don't run yourself out of
> memory. On systems with 4GB or RAM of more, it should be safe to use. It
> also requires a 64-bit OS, but any of the SG devices would be 64-bit so
> that shouldn't be a concern.
>
> Jim
>
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