How-to Install ZFS Filey System on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS 32-64bit Linux Easy Guide

May 12th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Getting-Started with ZFS for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

This Easy Visual-Guide Simply Shows How-to Install the Solaris Z File-System (ZFS) from Source on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS i386/amd64 Desktop/Server.

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.

Install ZFS Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS - Featured
  1. Download the Solaris Porting Layer Source

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

    Install ZFS Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS - Extract Spl Source

    Or from Command Line:

    tar $HOME/Downloads/spl*tar.gz -C /tmp/
  3. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Install ZFS Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS - Open Terminal
  4. Installing Solaris Portage System

    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    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

    Install ZFS Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS - Extract ZFS Source

    Or from Command Line:

    tar $HOME/Downloads/zfs*tar.gz -C /tmp/
  8. Installing Z File System

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

    Linux ZFS Quick-Start
  10. Eventually 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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