The Little R620 that Could – 40TB ZFS/ESXi in 1U!? Part 1
Oct21

The Little R620 that Could – 40TB ZFS/ESXi in 1U!? Part 1

Check out this article where we build a 1U box capable of housing 40TB worth of storage while also serving as a serious ESXi host!

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832 TB – ZFS on Linux – Configuring Storage: Part 3
Sep19

832 TB – ZFS on Linux – Configuring Storage: Part 3

Probably one of the more technical blog entries I’ve made, this one guides you through setting up the “ZFS” portion of “ZFS on Linux”

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832 TB – ZFS on Linux – Setting Up Ubuntu: Part 2
Aug23

832 TB – ZFS on Linux – Setting Up Ubuntu: Part 2

As you’ve probably guessed, this post is going to cover installing the OS in the case of my ZFS on Linux build(s).  This is heavily subjective.  There are right and wrong ways of doing things, but there is also a ton of “yeah, that’ll work” in the middle.  There are Linux admins out there who, first things first, will change the terminal colors, unify UIDs and GIDs across multiple systems, create aliases for...

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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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