ZFS is a combined file system and logical volume manager originally designed and implemented by a team at Sun Microsystems led by Jeff Bonwick and Matthew Ahrens. Features of ZFS include protection against data corruption, high storage capacity (256 ZiB), snapshots and copy-on-write clones and continuous integrity checking to name but a few. If you are dealing with large amounts of data, or providing a backing filesystem for virtualisation, ZFS is a great choice.
This guide will go through the process of installing ZFS on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and setting up a storage pool.
What you’ll learn
- How to install ZFS
- How to create a storage pool
What you’ll need
- Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS
Ready? Let’s head over to the next step!