How to Install and Getting Started With ZFS File-System on Linux Fedora 17 KDE 4 64-bit Easy Visual-Guide

October 30, 2012 | By Regaz.

This Easy Visual-Guide Simply Shows How to Install the Solaris Z File-System (ZFS) from Source on Fedora Linux 17 64-bit KDE 4 Desktop.

With ZFS everything you Find Complicated about Managing File Systems and Volumes Is Gone: you Do Not have Any More to format, newfs, mount, edit /etc/vfstab, fsck, growfs, metadb, metainit

The Solaris ZFS File System is a Revolutionary file system that fundamentally Changes the Way file systems are administered.

ZFS is a Reliable File-System that Use the Copy-on-write Update Model so to Ensures that its Data is always Consistent on disk.

ZFS uses the Concept of Storage Pools to manage physical storage Instead, to Rely on a Physical Device.

ZFS Eliminate Volume Management altogether. Instead, of forcing you to create Virtualized Volumes, ZFS Aggregate Devices Into a Storage Pool. So File Systems Are No Longer Constrained to Individual Devices, Allowing them to Share Disk Space with All File Systems in the Pool. you No Longer Need to Predetermine the Size of a File System, As File Systems Grow Automatically within the Disk. When New Storage is Added, All File Systems within the Pool can Immediately Use the Additional Disk Space.

ZFS on Linux
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Fedora Linux16-17 Kde Open Terminal
  2. Install ZFS Required Packages

    sudo yum install gcc kernel-devel zlib-devel libuuid-devel
  3. Download the Solaris Porting Layer Source.

    Latest spl.tar.gz Release
  • Double-Click on Archive and Extract Spl Into /tmp

    KDE Extract Spl Source
  • Installing Solaris Portage System

    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

    cd /tmp/spl*
    make install
  • Installing the Z File System

    sudo yum install zfs-fuse

    Instead, to Install the ZFS Directly from Source on Fedora.

    Installing ZFS from Source on Fedora
  • Getting-Started Quickly with ZFS on Fedora.

    Fedora ZFS Quick Start Guide

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