Native Encryption for ZFS on Linux is here!
Aug15

Native Encryption for ZFS on Linux is here!

You heard right! Click here to read about the github commit Tom Caputi has signed off on the patch for encryption in ZFS on Linux!  The part that really caught my eye reads: The last addition is the ability to do raw, encrypted sends and receives. The idea here is to send raw encrypted and compressed data and receive it exactly as is on a backup system. This means that the dataset on the receiving system is protected using the same...

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832 TB – ZFS on Linux – Project “Cheap and Deep”: Part 1
Aug03

832 TB – ZFS on Linux – Project “Cheap and Deep”: Part 1

Sometimes you just need a ton of storage capacity – in this post I share a ZFS build I’ve been working on!

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FreeNAS Corral pulled from “RELEASE” to “TECH PREVIEW” status
Apr13

FreeNAS Corral pulled from “RELEASE” to “TECH PREVIEW” status

Wasn’t really expecting this! I checked my normal daily feeds and saw a post titled “Important announcement regarding FreeNAS Corral” on the FreeNAS forums.  Once I opened it, I realized it was Kris Moore (direct of engineering for FreeNAS) posting.  Uh oh. I half expected that this post was going to say that Corral is going the paid route or someone bought it.  Instead, with a heavy hand, Kris Moore typed out that...

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DIY SAN/NAS – fast, reliable, shared storage, with FreeNAS and switchless 10 Gbps! (Part 2)
Mar23

DIY SAN/NAS – fast, reliable, shared storage, with FreeNAS and switchless 10 Gbps! (Part 2)

It’s been a while, but here is my Part 2 of my DIY SAN/NAS build featuring the Dell R510 and FreeNAS!

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Bays for days: Intel S2600CP2J meets Supermicro 24-bay SC846
Feb04

Bays for days: Intel S2600CP2J meets Supermicro 24-bay SC846

A quest for more drive bays comes to an end with an affordable, redundant, hot-swappable solution from Supermicro. Check out this Intel/Supermicro hybrid!

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My first disk failure w/ ZFS using RAIDZ1!  Panic!
Nov09

My first disk failure w/ ZFS using RAIDZ1! Panic!

Smoke, fire, data-loss, and tears… none of these things occurred during the rebuild of my RAIDZ1 storage pool after disk failure. Shocking! Read more inside!

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