Tag Archives: ZFS

The BeaST storage system with ZFS and CTL HA, latest news

Finally, I did it! The BeaST storage system with ZFS and CTL HA works in ALUA mode with zpools balanced over controllers. The BeaST Quorum automates Failover/Failback operations. Yes, I have something to say now: Read the full description on … Continue reading

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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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Fresh BSD Magazine with my article as a headline!

Boasting now as the fresh BSD Magazine puts my paper “Nearly Online Zpool Switching Between Two FreeBSD Machines” on top of the issue’s cover. My text is about problems of ZFS storage pool sharing between computers and solutions of overcoming these obstacles. To … Continue reading

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The BeaST Classic with RAID arrays and CTL HA + the BeaST Quorum

I have just uploaded the guide for the BeaST Classic in the confuguration with RAID arrays and CTL HA + the BeaST Quorum, so now we have complete documentation for the RAID part of the BeaST Classic. The BeaST with … Continue reading

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The BeaST storage is one year old

A year has passed since I got early results with the BeaST storage system concept. The first public announce was made on 2016.04.22 and the full paper was published a week after. Thanks to the BSD Magazine for republishing all my papers and for … Continue reading

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ZFS internals by Leal

These ten wonderful posts from Leal’s blog will teach you how to deal with not only ZFS internals 🙂 Thanks to Stoyan Stoyanov for pointing it to me.

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“Using SSD as the Level Two Cache for the FreeBSD Dual-Controller Storage Array” in the fresh BSD Mag issue

“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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