Some examples, of how I've divied up the pool - /Users gets mounted as /Users. This makes it easy for OSX as there's a filesystem there when it creates a user, and I don't have to retroactively move users onto ZFS. I keep an admin account not on ZFS in case too. This is regularly snap-shotted with a script running nightly keeping a configurable history period. Currently 31 days. Runs through launchd. This is also compressed as it's mostly text files, documents, etc
/Media - Stores iPhoto/iTunes/Movies, etc. Not compressed as everything here is already compressed in one way or another. Also, easier to share between users when mounted up in a shared space, not under a single user. /Backups - separate filesystem to allow easier cloning of others into here from multiple sources. eg. system disk gets a nightly sync into a backup img in this space. /Apps lives on my system SSD, but /Apps/Games comes from another ZFS filesystem as games these days are huge. With a 100Gb SSD, and games weighing in at ~10G, I don't have the space to house them. ZFS takes them easily. Again, mounting into /Apps/Games means it's a standard location for the OS, and everybody on the system can use them. Alex On Saturday, March 15, 2014 6:52:20 PM UTC-4, roemer wrote: > > When one creates a new zpool, this automatically creates a root filesystem > too - and even mounts this. > What is now the advantage (or disadvantage) of creating further > sub-filesystems inside the pool using zfs? > And what is the difference to simply create sub-directories under the > zpool root? > > Two advantages, that I can see, are separate compression and quota > settings. > But what about general performance? Is there a performance penalty for > having multiple zfs filesystems inside one pool, perhaps even with > different settings? > > > -- --- 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/d/optout.