(current) BTRFS vs. (current) ZFS
Hi, I just bought 8TB of hard drive to replace my aging Fat32+Samba NAS. Those disks were so old that I was just losing data without any FS error or warning. It's time to get serious. I now have 4x 2TB 7k2 RPM HDD. I want to put a next gen file system on those drive. I have two choices: Linux+BTRFS or OpenSolaris+ZFS. I know that BTRFS is not quite ready for mainstream users, and it worry me a little. For those who have used both, or have extensive knowledge about them, what is the best option?
-Easy CLI managing
-"go back in time" feature for some folders
-Ability to take medium ammount of DB traffic
-Samba and NFS
-Access to drive info -per drive- (it's a "would be nice", because my NAS rack have software traffic 7-segment LED)
-Ability to create a big device pool, not 4 pools
And what about RAID? Does those FS require RAID or can they mirror data themselves? What is the best RAID (if any)? 5?
I am a quite good Linux sysadmin, but know little about Solaris and those emerging FS (It's not yet deployed where I work).