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[Discuss] ZFS On Linux "in" Debian, migration from Btrfs

Please share your experiences with both BTRFS and ZFS.

On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 1:12 PM, Shirley M?rquez D?lcey <mark at>

> Also in Ubuntu 16.04. The versions in Debian evidently got a lot of
> patches from Ubuntu; it's nice to see code flowing in that direction
> for a change. Ubuntu uses a lot of code from Debian but hasn't always
> been good about sending it back, though that's as much the fault of
> the Debian developers as of Ubuntu because the code has always been
> available and suitably licensed.
> I'm thinking of giving ZFS a try on my media server. I'm planning a
> rebuild of that system anyway; I already have a pair of 4TB drives in
> hand to replace the 1.5TB drives (RAID 1)  it currently has. And I can
> delay reusing the old drives for a bit just in case ZFS blows up
> horribly.
> On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM, Rich Pieri <richard.pieri at>
> wrote:
> > So. ZFS On Linux is now officially in the Debian contrib repositories
> > for stable, testing and sid. Neat.
> >
> > I'm working on a recipe for a live migration from Btrfs to ZFS. It's
> > something I've wanted to do for a while but haven't because ZOL packages
> > are only for jessie and wheezy while I'm running testing and I don't
> > feel like manually updating from source every other day.
> >
> > --
> > Rich P.
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