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

Mark markhsa at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 20:30:10 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-10-13 at 15:24 -0500, Richard Shaw wrote:
> 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.
> Richard
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The existing ZFS is spanned across 5 2TB drives.  I could simply plug
them in on a new machine if ZFS were supported.
Right now, Myth on Fedora, all storage is NFS to a FreeNAS box that has
the 5 drives.  I need to move that storage local to the Myth box.

Trying to avoid a big data move and buying drives to move into as I cant
destroy the FreeNAS-ZFS system until the data is gone.

Hope that makes sense.

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