How to flash an LSI SAS2008 controller for ZFS?

2021-01-20 - by Patrik Dufresne

We recently updated Supermicro Fat Twin SuperServer 6027TR-DTRF servers by replacing the SATA controller card with an SAS controller card. On these models, it is necessary to replace the BPN-ADP-SAS2-L6i daughter board with an integrated LSI SAS2008 controller that is commonly used for RAID serve...

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How to configure ZFS for rdiff-backup

2020-07-22 - by Patrik Dufresne

How do I set up ZFS for rdiff-backup? ZFS is a relatively new file system available for the Linux platform. Its popularity is gaining speed thanks to its great management flexibility and its resilience. To learn more about the benefits of ZFS, check out our previous article. Further to our articl...

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Advantages of using ZFS with rdiff-backup

2020-06-24 - by Patrik Dufresne

In the past year, Linux has welcomed a newcomer to the file system area. With ext4 still being the de facto choice for desktops and most server installations, and with Btrfs failing to deliver the promise of a next generation file system, ZFS is delivering this long-awaited feature. ZFS is not a ...

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zfs-format-disk: Replace ZFS Disk on Proxmox server

2018-11-28 - by Patrik Dufresne

Proxmox VE provide really good support for ZFS. Right from the installation, we may install the OS on ZFS. Using the web interface, we may create filesystem or volume to be used by virtual machine. Virtual Machine snapshot make use of ZFS snapshot. It also support some feature that we have yet to...

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Proxmox VE: RAW, QCOW2 or ZVOL?

2017-05-03 - by Patrik Dufresne

In our previous article, we compared the two virtualization technologies available in Proxmox; LXC and KVM. After analysis, we find that both technologies deliver good CPU performance, similar to the host. On the other hand, disc reading and writing performance are far from advantageous for KVM. ...

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