Well that's one point of view and choice. I'm sure those you refer to are far more knowledgeable than any other individuals.
I can only speak for myself. I have intentionally attempted to destroy data for years under ZFS, amazingly enough all data is always recoverable. I have intentionally stayed away from protected RAM to ensure data for clients is safe. So back to trolling. Let's be honest, if you were not trolling you would have started a new thread for people to discuss your views. Jason Sent from my iPhone 5S > On Feb 26, 2014, at 8:56 PM, Philip Robar <philip.ro...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Please note, I'm not trolling with this message. I worked in Sun's OS/Net > group and am a huge fan of ZFS. > > The leading members of the FreeNAS community make it clear  (with a > detailed explanation and links to reports of data loss) that if you use ZFS > without ECC RAM that there is a very good chance that you will eventually > experience a total loss of your data without any hope of recovery.  > (Unless you have literally thousands of dollars to spend on that recovery. > And even then there's no guarantee of said recovery.) The features of ZFS, > checksumming and scrubbing, work together to silently spread the damage done > by cosmic rays and/or bad memory throughout a file system and this corruption > then spreads to your backups. > > Given this, aren't the various ZFS communities--particularly those that are > small machine oriented --other than FreeNAS (and even they don't say it as > strongly enough in their docs), doing users a great disservice by implicitly > encouraging them to use ZFS w/o ECC RAM or on machines that can't use ECC RAM? > > As an indication of how persuaded I've been for the need of ECC RAM, I've > shut down my personal server and am not going to access that data until I've > built a new machine with ECC RAM. > > Phil > >  ECC vs non-ECC RAM and ZFS: > http://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/ecc-vs-non-ecc-ram-and-zfs.15449/ > >  cyberjock: "So when you read about how using ZFS is an "all or none" I'm > not just making this up. I'm really serious as it really does work that way. > ZFS either works great or doesn't work at all. That really truthfully [is] > how it works." > >  ZFS-macos, NAS4Free, PC-BSD, ZFS on Linux > > -- > > --- > 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. -- --- 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.