Yeah! Jason Belec Sent from my "It's an iPod, a Phone, and an Internet Device..."
> On Nov 11, 2014, at 3:27 PM, Dave Cottlehuber <d...@jsonified.com> wrote: > > Hey folks, > > It’s always useful to be able to point new users to how zfs benefits them, so > here’s another one, both the flexibility of datasets, as well as relying on > zpool scrub to ensure data integrity. > > About 2 weeks ago, my laptop blew up its GPU (6th time this year) so it was > in for repair. This happens so often, I just switch to the nearest other > machine and grab my latest replicated datasets for whatever project I’m > working on while they repair it. > > However after a few strange clicks starting on Sunday, that 2nd machine > started to have problems too. It failed to boot from OSX sometimes, and > eventually I could only get it to work from internet recovery boot. Such fun. > I was able to confirm my data was OK, by running zpool scrub again after > booting via FreeBSD — mfsBSD is excellent for this. Of course, I had no > way of knowing if the HFS+ partition used for OSX itself, was corrupt or not, > nor knowing if the time machine backups also had silent corruption. Apple’s > disk repair didn’t report any issues, but a 3rd party smart utility showed a > high, and increasing, rate of failed sectors and unrecoverable reads. OSX > still wouldn’t boot, so I booted up FreeBSD and did a final ‘zfs send’ to my > remote server. > > I co-opted a netbook from a friend, and continued working over ssh for the > rest of the day, while my main hardware was in for repair. replicated zfs > datasets FTW again. > > Once the laptop hardware was repaired, recovery was as simple as pulling back > the newer snapshots from the FreeBSD server, and I was back up and running in > minutes. I spent more time organising the repairs than managing data recovery. > > So many many thanks to lundman, brendon, ilovezfs, Björn and others for > keeping this ship up and running over the years. > > A+, Dave > — sent from my Couch > > : http://mfsbsd.vx.sk/ > : my setup > — running very recent zfsonosx builds from source > Feb 2011 MacBook Pro 15”, dual SSD, 16GB RAM > Jan 2013 iMac 27”, 3TB disk, 32GB RAM > — FreeBSD 10.1-BETA3-p1 (living on the edge) > FreeBSD 8 core server, 3TB disks, mirrored zpool, 32GB ECC RAM > > > -- > > --- > 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. -- --- 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.