LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Server
User Name
Password
Linux - Server This forum is for the discussion of Linux Software used in a server related context.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-12-2017, 05:13 PM   #1
OmegaMan1
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2014
Location: 7 Mile Ford Virginia
Distribution: Linux Mint
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Media server and ZFS


I am in the process of building a media using ubuntu server, with kodi, an it will have 2 hard drives in it! What would be the pros and cons of using ZFS yay nay?
 
Old 02-12-2017, 06:12 PM   #2
Bradj47
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2009
Location: Colorado, USA
Distribution: CentOS, Debian
Posts: 117

Rep: Reputation: 5
I've never used ZFS on Ubuntu, but it's solid on FreeNAS, FreeBSD, and Solaris.

The only time I've had issues was when I was using it on my root file system on Arch Linux, and I had to install it from an experimental 3rd-party repository. Every time the package updated, I couldn't boot and I would have to go and fix something.

I get the impression that if the OS officially supports it, it works great. If not, it's a lot of work.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 02-13-2017, 03:33 PM   #3
jefro
Moderator
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 18,254

Rep: Reputation: 2727Reputation: 2727Reputation: 2727Reputation: 2727Reputation: 2727Reputation: 2727Reputation: 2727Reputation: 2727Reputation: 2727Reputation: 2727Reputation: 2727
Pretty much all that is known about ZFS is on the wiki pages. Some linux users seem to hate it because of the way Sun/Oracle lets users have access to it.

ZFS and Btrfs are not typical like ext or fat filesystems. They have the ability to be less tied to physical media. You make pools and use it that way. Snapshots and raid are built in to the filesystem as well as ways to repair on the fly.

For most people the pluses are many however the minuses are kind of big. Some tools are missing. Some speed tests are less that stellar. Some overhead may be too much for your kodi nas.

Because you ask then I'd also suggest no. If you mismanage ZFS it will have no value.

However, if you set it up right there are many advantages. Some info https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/zfs.html

You'd have to describe why you want those types of features on this server. This filesystem works better on many disks or media. Kind of a corporate type filesystem.

Last edited by jefro; 02-13-2017 at 03:38 PM.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 02-15-2017, 12:16 PM   #4
OmegaMan1
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2014
Location: 7 Mile Ford Virginia
Distribution: Linux Mint
Posts: 16

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
thanks it's appreciated
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Review Plex Media Server For Linux, Sync Media Across All Of Your Devices LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 02-29-2016 12:51 PM
[SOLVED] Problem installing Arch system on a ZFS root: "ZFS: Cannot find bootfs." on boot. tajjada Linux - Software 4 12-25-2013 02:07 AM
LXer: Article ZFS data integrity testing and more random ZFS thoughts. LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 05-15-2010 12:51 PM
Solaris variants and ZFS for file server madivad Solaris / OpenSolaris 28 03-18-2008 08:22 PM
ZFS Root / Boot into ZFS from a usb flash drive Kataku Solaris / OpenSolaris 1 07-15-2006 04:13 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Server

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:24 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration