I started playing with ZFS in April 2007, when we purchased a Sun X4500 fileserver at work.
This sucker had 48 SATA drives in it, 500GB each for a total of 24TB of drives. 16TB was usable after redundancy.
Exactly how heavy is 48 SATA drives @zorinlynx ? Look's like in a decade or two, it'd make for a great platform to do elevated pushups. 💪 😂
... cool stuff!
@vondelphia Heh, that machine has long since gone to recycling. But it was EXTREMELY heavy. Only really felt safe lifting it between four people, though two of us could handle it if we were both strong.
It had four handles, two on each side for carrying it.
@zorinlynx ZFS is interesting, though I feel it couples a lot of independent tasks. I usually use LVM and cryptsetup to create an encrypted mapping to a LVM logical volume, and all of that is totally separate from the filesystem. Then I make an ext filesystem on the mapping, and everything proceeds from there. With ZFS, it’s like… I make a ZFS thing using ZFS encryption to a ZFS thing with a ZFS filesystem.
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