How to Install and Getting Started with ZFS File-System on Linux Mint 13 Maya Cinnamon 64-bit Easy Visual-Guide

October 30, 2012 | By Regaz | Filed in: Uncategorized.

This Easy Visual-Guide Simply Shows How to Install the Solaris Z File-System (ZFS) from Source on Linux Mint 13 Maya Cinnamon 64-bit.

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. Download the Solaris Porting Layer Source.

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

    Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon Extract Spl Source
  3. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Linux Mint 13 Maya Cinnamon Open Terminal
  4. 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
  5. Install ZFS Required Packages

    apt-add-repository ppa:zfs-native/stable
    apt-get update
    apt-get install libnvpair1 uuid-dev
  6. Download Z File-System Source.

    Latest zfs.tar.gz Release
  7. Double-Click on Archive and Extract Into /tmp

    Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon Extract ZFS Source
  8. Installing Z File System

    cd /tmp/zfs*
    make install
  9. Getting-Started with ZFS on Linux.

    Linux ZFS Quick Start
  10. Possibly Set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH Env Variable

    nano /etc/bash.bashrc


    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib

    Ctrl+x to Save and Exit.

    Load New SetUp with:

    source /etc/bash.bashrc

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