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New Article: Tuning ZFS for Speed on Linux

My latest article just hit the website of ADMIN Magazine called “Tuning ZFS for Speed on Linux.” ADMIN Magazine is owned by Linux News Media, owners of Linux Magazine. If you manage storage servers, chances are you are already aware of ZFS and some of the features and functions it boasts. In short, ZFS is …

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Ubuntu and ZFS on Linux [Status Update]

Somewhat recently, I posted about Ubuntu enabling ZFS [as the root filesystem] in its operating system installer, alongside other much needed updates. Well, here we are and the Ubuntu 19.10 release is right around the corner. Last Friday, ZFS guided partitioning support was officially merged into the Ubiquity mainline. Ext4 will continue to be the …

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Ubuntu and ZFS on Linux [and how to get it right]

It seems like only yesterday that I read Jeff Bonwick’s blog entry “ZFS: The Last Word in Filesystems”. It was Halloween of 2005 that ZFS was released for Sun Microsystem’s Solaris, and the filesystem was very well received. For the readers not familiar with ZFS, it is a combined all-purpose filesystem and volume manager. It …

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