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ZFS Cheat Sheet Including Zpool, Quotas and Reservations

March 14th, 2010 by elizar

Sorry for the long title post. I just want to easily distinguish this post from my other ZFS post. The reason? For this week, I’ll be working on a server with ZFS filesystem and looks like the SAs for the servers is not yet familiar with the filesystem. I am the newest member of the UNIX team and there’s this request to grow a filesystem that is directly mounted from a disk slice.. Told the guy that we may need to modify the disk geometry and we may have to repartition the disk.. Then I noticed that there is a 140G disk under ZFS partition. I will convince the user to use that spare disk for his project.

And here are the cheat sheet for ZFS/zpool that is related to this week’s project.

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Building ZFS Mirrored File System Example

September 17th, 2008 by elizar

I’ve writted something about the Zeta file system before… It’s like some sort of an intro to the filesystem.

This post will be the first of series of post in configuring ZFS on a test machine, a Sun-Fire-V240 running Solaris 10.

# uname -a
SunOS sedm3205 5.10 Generic_137111-04 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-V240

Anyhow, first topic will be how to create/build, test, destroy and recreate a mirrored ZFS disk (or file based). Most of the ZFS commands we’ll be using are:

  • zpool
  • zcreate

That’s it!

Creating the ZFS Mirror

We’ll create two kinds of mirrored partition, one is file based and the other was is physical 175GB disk.

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