ZFS

Migrating Ubuntu On a ZFS Root File System

I have written a couple articles about this here http://blog.ls-al.com/ubuntu-on-a-zfs-root-file-system-for-ubuntu-15-04/ and here http://blog.ls-al.com/ubuntu-on-a-zfs-root-file-system-for-ubuntu-14-04/ This is a quick update. After using virtualbox to export and import on a new machine my guest did not boot up all the way. I suspect I was just not seeing the message about manual/skip check…

Ubuntu ZFS replication

Most of you will know that Ubuntu 16.04 will have ZFS merged into the kernel. Despite licensing arguments I see this as a positive move. I recently tested btrfs replication (http://blog.ls-al.com/btrfs-replication/) but being a long time Solaris admin and understanding how easy ZFS makes things I welcome this development. Here…

Btrfs Replication

Since btrfs has send and receive capabilities I took a look at it. The title is replication but if you are interested in enterprise level sophisticated storage level replication for disaster recover or better yet mature data set cloning for non production instances you will need to look further. For…