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fedora on ZFS

asked 2017-12-23 14:34:26 -0600

originalmax gravatar image

Hello, how can I activate the ZFS support in fedora 27?

Thanks and greetings, Max.

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answered 2017-12-23 16:52:14 -0600

florian gravatar image

updated 2017-12-23 19:56:45 -0600

Hi Max,

ZFS is not included in Linux kernel due to licensing issues. Have you seen the wiki page for zfs?

There is a Linux port of zfs (zfsonlinux) that has detailed instructions for use in Fedora:

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None of these links give methods of installing Fedora on ZFS. They say how to install the ZFS tools on an existing Fedora installation but not how to install Fedora to an existing ZFS file system, for example. Mentioning how one may go about this sounds like a useful addition to your answer, although the way the question was phrased seems to suggest the opposite was wanted. Nonetheless sounds like a useful addition to your answer, it might even be what originalmax wanted.

Brenton Horne gravatar imageBrenton Horne ( 2017-12-24 12:51:56 -0600 )edit

ZFS is good for storage pools. Though I would install the actual Fedora on a native FS that kernel understands out of the box. Ext4 or XFS, or btrfs...

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-12-25 15:48:50 -0600 )edit

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