This may fall into the realm of a religious war (I hope not!), but recently
several people on this list have said/implied that ZFS was only acceptable for
production use on FreeBSD (or Solaris, of course) rather than Linux with ZoL.
I'm working on a project at work involving a large(-ish) amount of data, about
5TB, working its way up to 12-15TB eventually, spread among a dozen or so
nodes. There may or may not be a clustered filesystem involved (probably
gluster if we use anything). I've been looking at ZoL as the primary
filesystem for this data. We're a Linux shop, so I'd rather not switch to
FreeBSD, or any of the Solaris-derived distros--although I have no problem
with them, I just don't want to introduce another OS into the mix if I can
So, the actual questions are:
Is ZoL really not ready for production use?
If not, what is holding it back? Features? Performance? Stability?
If not, then what kind of timeframe are we looking at to get past whatever is
holding it back?
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