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The Case For Using ZFS Compression

We present a case as to why you should use ZFS compression on your storage servers as it provides tangible benefits even at a relatively low performance impact. In some cases, it can improve performance.

Exploring the Best ZFS ZIL SLOG SSD with Intel Optane and...

We use a new FreeBSD tool for simulating ZFS ZIL SLOG performance to test Intel Optane and NAND based SATA, SAS and PCIe NVMe SSD options

What is the ZFS ZIL SLOG and what makes a good...

We go into what the ZFS ZIL SLOG is. We also show a few common choices as ZFS ZIL SLOG devices, how they work and what makes a good one

Using new FreeNAS Corral Peering to replicate ZFS datasets between two...

We have the guide to using the new FreeNAS Corral Peering feature to replicate ZFS datasets between two FreeNAS systems for automated backups

Automating Proxmox VE ZFS offsite backup (rsync.net)

A quick tutorial on how to automate a daily backup of Proxmox VE ZFS based virtual machines to an offsite service (rsync.net)
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Automating Proxmox ZFS backups with pve-zsync

Today we have a quick how-to guide on Proxmox VE's new feature: pve-zsync. The pve-zsync features allows one to take automated backups of ZFS / virtual machine volumes.

ZFS on Ubuntu: Create ZFS pool with NVMe L2ARC and share...

A guide using ZFS on Ubuntu to create a ZFS pool with NVMe L2ARC and share via SMB. Adding a NMVe cache drive dramatically improves performance

Add a mirrored zpool to Proxmox VE

Our quick guide to creating a mirrored ZFS device for Proxmox VE. In 5 easy steps make a new zpool mirror in Linux or other ZFS implementations.

Quick Guide: Getting NAS4Free up and running in 5 min

Our guide to getting a working NAS4Free installation up and running in 5 minutes or less
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Get a VMware ESXi ZFS appliance with napp-it and OmniOS installed...

A quick how to guide to get a ESXi ZFS All-in-One appliance setup with napp-it and OmniOS using a pre-configured virtual machine image in a few minutes!

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