ilovezfs, if you were here right now I'd probably kiss you straight on the mouth. haha :P
I have had some great progress today.. Open ZFS is installed and running on Mavericks. ZEVO pool is imported and seems to be working just fine. I have one question though that I couldn't find an answer to. Should I use the slices or just the whole disk when creating a new pool or attaching/adding disks? Like *zpool create .... puddle /dev/disk3 **OR **spool create ... puddle /dev/disk3s2 * Now I'm just hoping it will be more or less smooth sailing from here on. (crossing fingers) But at least I found a really good way of transitioning and transferring without risking my data or trading in usability/features. Once again, thanks a lot! /Robert Den tisdagen den 18:e februari 2014 kl. 13:56:43 UTC+1 skrev ilov...@icloud.com: > > The best description of the current status of the Open ZFS port is here: > State > of osx.zfs Dec > 2013<https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/maczfs-devel/h2qA0OpOTvY> > > >> Can I use your script to compile and install OpenZFS > > Yes you can use the script to install it, as outlined here > http://zerobsd.tumblr.com/post/62586498252/os-x-with-zfs > > maybe even mount the ZEVO pools… > > Yes pool version 5000 is backwards compatible with pool version 28. It is > basically pool version 28 plus feature flags: > http://open-zfs.org/wiki/Features > It may be a better idea to start with a fresh pool so that you can take > advantage of lz4 compression. > > zpool create -o ashift=13 -O casesensitivity=insensitive -O > compression=lz4 -O atime=off -O normalization=formD -f tank … > > If you intend never to replace any of the disks with SSD, ashift=12. > > >> and expect it to be stable? > > Yes, it is pretty stable at this point. You might rarely hit a kernel > panic or not be able to export the pool with a forced shutdown, neither of > which should cause any actual harm to your data. > > I would REALLY like to have features like case insensitivity and UTF8 >> normalization. > > Yes it has those features. > > Also it would be nice if the mounted filesystems were actually visible in >> volumes. > > The default is for the pool foo to mount at /foo, and a dataset foo/bar to > mount at /foo/bar. I explained the reason we do not use /Volumes (at least > not yet) here: https://github.com/zfs-osx/zfs/issues/64 > Even though foo mounts at /foo not /Volumes/foo, it will still appear as a > volume with a disk icon in Finder. Ditto for foo/bar, etc. > > Can I use it for my iPhoto, iTunes and general file storage? > > Yes you can use it for iPhoto, iTunes and general file storage, but do not > use it for an entire home directory yet. > > Can it be scanned by Spotlight? > > No Spotlight does not work yet. However, if you want Spotlight, you can > use either a sparsebundle or zvol. zvols are not available on ZEVO, so ZEVO > users are often unfamiliar with them. Here's a description of their use on > Linux: > http://zfsonlinux.org/example-zvol.html<http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fzfsonlinux.org%2Fexample-zvol.html&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNHNrhLzIAazR0ilbcNHMjqc60O8ZQ> > > The only difference on OS X would be that you'd want to use only -b 512or -b > 4096 (our default is 4096), and an HFS+ file system. > > Thank you, if OpenZFS is not an option for everyday use then I will go for >> this. > > If you have independent backups, then this is primarily a question of > whether you value stability or new features more. If you do not have > independent backups, this conversation is moot because your one and only > concern should be creating an independent backup of all of your data. By > "independent backups," I mean that if every disk in your zpool is tossed in > the swimming pool, you still have your data because it is available > somewhere entirely separate from your zpool. Ideally, the backup is > offsite, or you have both an independent local back and an independent > offsite backup. > > Thank you! > > You're welcome. > -- --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "zfs-macos" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to zfs-macos+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.