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Which is better for a home media server: zfs or btrfs or LVM/md? [closed]

I'm looking at building a new home server and would like a flexible filesystem. Both btrfs and zfs are interesting. I want to be able to do soft raid and have flexible solution allowing me to expand ...
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Home Microserver using Ubuntu and ZFS: about ZFS

I see this topic is quite a popular ([1], [2]) so hopefully I can get nice feedback on what I'm trying to do. I'm buying an HP Microserver with 4x 2TB, and I currently have two computers. I'd like ...
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Which file system supports RAID and is mature enough for a media server?

I am planning on setting up a home media machine with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or 13.04 (please let me know if this makes a difference). I have 4 hard drives and I am looking for a file system that supports ...
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Replacing a dead disk in a zpool

I'm running Ubuntu Server 13.04 64-bit using native ZFS. I have a zpool consisting of 4 hard drives of which one died yesterday and now is not being recognized by the OS or the BIOS anymore. ...
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Can't share zfs filesystem over nfs

Ubuntu Server 13.04. Client OpenElec 3.02 trying to share thru built-in into zfs sharenfs server (192.168.1.56) administrator@ubuntu:~$ sudo zfs get all | grep share [sudo] password for ...
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Can anyone point me to a guide for installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on to a USB Thumb Drive?

I am currently looking to change my home NAS from FreeNAS to Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I have had a look but all the guides I can find are about making a live USB not a USB with the Full install on it. ...
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How to migrate from RAIDZ1 to RAIDZ2 using ZFS-native? [closed]

Last night I created a raidz1 array, however later in the evening I realised I needed to create a raidz2 (RAID5), is it possible to change the raid level of my array from raidz1 to raidz2 without ...
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ZFS partition as swap

I'm using native-zfs and was wondering if there is a way to use a ZFS partition for SWAP. I'm running my server off of a thumbdrive and thought that would be a good way to speed it up a little bit.
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How to mount a ZFS share over NFS

I am trying to mount a ZFS drive to a Ubuntu 12.04 server installation. The drive is shared via NFS. I have installed ZFS for Linux but I still get a: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock error. ...
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Troubleshoot broken ZFS

I have one zpool called tank in RaidZ1 with 5x1TB SATA HDDs. I'm using Ubuntu Server 11.10 Oneric, kernel 3.0.0-15-server. Installed ZFS from ppa also I'm using zfs-auto-snapshot. The ZFS file system ...
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Restoring an Ubuntu Server using ZFS RAIDZ for data

Having become disillusioned with hacking Buffalo NAS devices, I've decided to roll my own Home server. After some research, I have settled on an HP Proliant Microserver with Ubuntu Server and ZFS (OS ...