[mythtv-users] ZFS anyone? Need to move off ZFS Myth machine and not sure what to do..

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 20:24:17 UTC 2011

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Mark <markhsa at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a Fedora 15 machine running Myth, with FreeNas ZFS NFS mount.
> Now, I need to move the hardware ( two machines currently ) into one.
> If I could reliably run ZFS on Fedora 15, I would simply move the ZFS
> disks into Fedora and use them there.  Or, I have to buy more disks, and
> move the data, then destroy the ZFS later.  I will move the storage
> local to myth and not NFS anymore.
> Any ZFS experience on Fedora Linux out there?

I researched ZFS several months ago and the best I could tell is that
there is a FUSE implementation but since that works in user space it's
not terribly efficient.

I guess my first question is do you really need ZFS for your MythTV
implementation? Don't get me wrong, it's a great file system with a
lot of neat features, but do you need it?

You don't mention enough about your setup for me to say one way or the
other but in a typical setup I would say no. If you have multiple
drives I would just format the whole drive EXT4 (or maybe XFS or JFS?)
and add each drive as a storage group.


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