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Fighting with ZFS to make zpools failover/failback possible

After success with single zpool switching, I’m trying now to create a reliable and balanced construction with two controllers and two pools. When one of the controllers is dead, its pool successfully migrates to the other controller. But when the … Continue reading

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Using SSD as the level two cache for the FreeBSD dual-controller storage array

Nowadays storage systems use fast solid-state drives (SSD) not only for storing data volumes, but even as the second layer of cache. In ZFS this feature is implemented by L2ARC and it means that we can easily enable this feature … Continue reading

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The new BSD Mag issue with our article: “Implementing In-Memory Cache in the BeaST Architecture” is out!

The fresh BSD Magazine is officially published with our “Implementing In-Memory Cache in the BeaST Architecture” article in the “FreeBSD corner”! We are discussing the ways and even implementing in-memory ZFS-based cache in our dual-controller storage system concept. Many thanks … Continue reading

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Optimizing in-memory cache of the BeaST architecture

It’s time to optimize in-memory cache of our FreeBSD dual-headed storage system concept. The new paper with descriptions of changes is already on the BeaST project page.

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FreeBSD-9.0: жизнь с GPT и gmirror

С релизом FreeBSD-9.0, GPT-формат партиций жестких дисков стал, наконец, для моей любимой операционной системы делом обыденным, ведь даже новый, страшноватый на вид и достаточно неудобный в использовании, инсталлятор предполагает использование GPT по-умолчанию. Однако в связи с переходом на GPT-разметку дисков … Continue reading

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