[zfs-discuss] ZFS as sole file system on Laptop ?

Gregor Kopka zfs-discuss at kopka.net
Wed Dec 9 06:47:11 EST 2015


I don't use that config on a laptop, but on desktops with similar specs
(or lower) and load, and it works nicely.
Put LUKS below the pool to you have the drive encrypted in case the
laptop should get lost for some reason, with AES-NI you won't see a real
performance impact from it.

Gregor

Am 09.12.2015 um 12:33 schrieb Robert Heinzmann via zfs-discuss:
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> Hello,
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> I want to use a modern filesystem on my laptop. I worked with ZFS as
> backend for server storage (NexentaStor) and really think it is
> superior. I liked the snapshots, compression, ZIL, L2ARC, send/receive
> and zfs diff.
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> Now I want to be very keen and switch my work Laptop from Windows to
> Linux (probably Ubuntu). I hate windows restores J. Laptop will be 4
> Core i7 with 16 GB ram and Samsung 850 Pro SSD.
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> I want to use snapshots for “versioning” of data and send/receive for
> efficient incremental backups. I also want to have “recovery points”
> by the means of snapshots. Also I want to optimize my SSD space by the
> use of compression AND I want to use virtualization (VirtualBox) for
> Vagrant and other tests.
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> Now I considered BTRFS, but reading the docs I found it sounds like
> “can be stable” and also I think it is lacking features I need (seems
> like many interesting things are “without userland tools”).
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> So I consider ZFS on the laptop and wanted to know if anyone is using
> ZFS on Linux with Ubuntu 14.04 in production on a laptop ? Any
> suggestions etc. ?
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> Thanks,
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> Robert
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