Another ZFS pool expansion

Another ZFS pool expansion

It’s time for another ZFS pool expansion. When I last expanded; I doubled the capacity of my 2nd vdev β€” going from 16 TB to 32 TB raw capacity. This time I’m doubling again β€” replacing the last limiting drive, and fully utilizing the all the 8 TB drives πŸ˜ƒ

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Scheduled S.M.A.R.T. scans

Scheduled S.M.A.R.T. scans

I’ve been planning to enable scheduled S.M.A.R.T. scans ever since I built my file server, but it was just one of those things that I never got around to do.

Well β€” when one of the 8 TB drives suddenly started reporting S.M.A.R.T. errors, the scheduled scans got back on the agenda. So let’s do that now πŸ‘‡

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My anticlimactic ZFS SSD pool story

My anticlimactic ZFS SSD pool story

This post was suppose to be a “look I made an SSD ZFS pool”, but will instead be the first post in a trouble-shooting series. Trying to get my SSDs to behave.

But β€” I am getting ahead of myself… Let’s start at the beginning.

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Replacing a disk and expanding the ZFS pool

Replacing a disk and expanding the ZFS pool
I’m replacing a disk and and expanding my ZFS 2Γ—RAID-Z2 pool.
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File server storage migration and expansion

File server storage migration and expansion

My file server, Zeta, has an mdadm RAID6 array with eight 4 TB disks. I want to expand, but before doing so I’m going to migrate to ZFS.

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