Another ZFS pool expansion

It’s time for another ZFS pool expansion. When I last expanded; I doubled the capacity of my 2nd vdev โ€” going from 16 TB to 32 TB raw capacity. This time I’m doubling again โ€” replacing the last limiting drive, and fully utilizing the all the 8 TB drives ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Surprice UPS and shutdown test

PDU showing error F11; Power Fail

A few days ago; sitting outside โ€” drinking coffee and minding my own business, I received an email from my UPS:

Utility power not available.

2021/06/01 18:38:27

My homelab had lost both power sources ๐Ÿ˜ฎ This whole area had a power outage โ€” a good opportunity to do a UPS and power down test ๐Ÿ˜›

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My ZFS SSD pool seems to be working!

I moved my main hypervisor, Alpha, into a new server case; a compact Inter-Tech with 8 hot-swappable bays in the front.

I also moved the four SSDs over from the failed ZFS SSD pool project, and this time it worked! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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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 โ€” I am getting ahead of myselfโ€ฆ Let’s start at the beginning.

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I’m having no luck with ZFS on Arch Linux

I recently had a couple of 2 TB drives to spare, and thought I would put them to good use as a ZFS mirror on my Arch Linux desktop.

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