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treeman1111
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:25 am    Post subject: ZFS Install questions Reply with quote

Firstly, would you guys recommend me installing ZFS over ext4? Second, can someone explain the install process to me -- if you can't install it when you first make your system, how do you make a new filesystem without destroying the old one and its contents?

Thanks for the advice,
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

This forum thread has a bunch of information about ZFS and Gentoo:
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-886666-start-0.html

Specifically, I've used this guide to get a working Gentoo/ZFS install:
https://github.com/ryao/zfs-overlay/blob/master/zfs-install

Along with the Live DVD mentioned in the forum thread, you can also build a System Rescue CD with ZFS support as described here:
http://www.funtoo.org/wiki/ZFS_Install_Guide

Also, there should be instructions somewhere in those links on how to introduce ZFS to an existing system.

As to whether or not to use ZFS, I can't give a confident answer on that -- I'm still playing around with it. But I hope the above links are enough to get you started!

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks.
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