Category Archives: ZFS

Some notes on our new generation of ZFS-based file servers

Consistently among the most popular posts on this blog are a series I wrote very early on about our architecture (at work) for big file servers based on commodity hardware, FreeBSD, and ZFS (part 1, part 2). We are in … Continue reading

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Building big NFS servers with FreeBSD/ZFS (2 of 2)

At CSAIL, we support two distributed file systems: AFS, which has a sensible security model (if somewhat dated in its implementation), but is slow and limited in storage capacity, and NFS, for people who don’t want security and do need … Continue reading

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Building big NFS servers with FreeBSD/ZFS (1 of 2)

Over the past couple of years, I’ve had the chance to build a number of big file servers for work. Back in January, I wrote a description of the server hardware we used and some of the software configuration that … Continue reading

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