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Re: [zfs-discuss] update on zfs boot support

Subject: Re: [zfs-discuss] update on zfs boot support
From: Lin Ling
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2007 09:07:24 -0800

Hi Ian,

I might misunderstand your plan. I assumed you'll throw in a small boot drive as the zfs root pool.
ZFS root pool can be a mirrored pool, so you don't need to use SVM mirror.


Ian Collins wrote:
Lin Ling wrote:

Ian Collins wrote:

Thanks for the heads up.

I'm building a new file server at the moment and I'd like to make sure I
can migrate to ZFS boot when it arrives.

My current plan is to create a pool on 4 500GB drives and throw in a
small boot drive.

Will I be able to drop the boot drive and move / over to the pool when
ZFS boot ships?
Yes, should be able to, given that you have already had an UFS boot
drive running root.


As I intend setting up my pool as a striped mirror, it looks from the
the other postings like this will not be suitable for the boot device.

So an SVM mirror on a couple of small drives may still be the best bet
for a small sever.


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