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ZFS file system superior to raid 5...?





ddoonie
Has anyone jumped into the ZFS arena as of yet? I have heard/read great things about this file system, and its ability to self heal etc... It is developed by SUN and currently in the Solaris platforms. My intention for this would be to use it on a NAS that i plan on building, and it serving all my media files to my macs and possibly pc. Anyone with specific feed back?
Donutey
Probably not worth the effort, at least right now, because it's still somewhat experimental especially on operating systems no based on Solaris. Experimental is not what you really want on a system that is meant to be very reliable.

This might be helpful:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZFS#Platforms

For right now, just use Raid 5.
ddoonie
It is experimental in other os's, but being that i would run the server off of Solaris, and access it via SMB what risk is there really (that i am not seeing)? OS X's leopard has the ability to read ZFS, and there is a port that allows to write to it...
ddoonie
ps. thanks for the reply!
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