What is ZFS? Why are People Crazy About it?

What is ZFS? Why are People Crazy About it?

User John Paul goes into detail about the benefits of ZFS, or Zettabyte File System, the chosen filesystem for FreeBSD and other operating systems like FreeNAS. He also gives a little bit of history behind ZFS, going back to the Sun times. Today, we will take a look...
[How-To] ZFS snapshot on FreeBSD

[How-To] ZFS snapshot on FreeBSD

This tutorial by user Laci shows us how to set up ZFS snapshots on your FreeBSD system. The guide is in two parts and starts with setting up the zpool for snapshots then incremental snapshots. You may view the full set of instructions at the links below. A very nice...
FreeBSD Support for ZFS Channel Programs

FreeBSD Support for ZFS Channel Programs

Michael Larabel of Phoronix reports that FreeBSD 12 will support ZFS Channel Programs, which allows for Lua scripts to executive administrative tasks. See their blog and discussion links below. ZCP allows small Lua scripts to be executed for carrying out...