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Implement ZFS Support

Tony Holloway shared this idea 4 years ago
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As a server administrator I would like cPanel to add support for ZFS in order to have the ability to use a modern software raid solution that adds performance and reliability to the system, while be updated and maintained unlike previous solutions including MDADM. ZFS also allows for live compression of files allowing for a higher yield from harddrives.

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Currently we would only consider adding support for ZFS if the underlying Linux Distribution comes with it, but we'll still use this request to track interest.

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Currently we would only consider adding support for ZFS if the underlying Linux Distribution comes with it, but we'll still use this request to track interest.

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Hello everyone. Can we at least have an option to calculate disk space for each account while using ZFS on /home directory? Quotas would be nice, but that is a secondary thing.

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With the announcement of support of Ubuntu LTS releases since the 96 version. Can you take the opportunity and add support to ZFS too. Once that Benny said "we would only consider adding support for ZFS if the underlying Linux Distribution comes with it" and Ubuntu is a distribution that comes with it.

I currently use ZFS in my Cloudlinux servers with successful and his advanced features like zraid, snapshots, block compression and ARC cache. They doubled my servers capacity and cuted my costs by half, increasing the space without need to use an expensive hard-raid with big cache, and diminished my IO uses a lot with ARC cache and the snapshots "saved" my and my costumers life many times. But the lack of quota support make me to waste much effort to make the cpanel apply the quota limits and show them in WHM/cPanel. And each update (usually the LTS ones, that I use to avoid rework each 3/4 months) I have to re do all my hacks in cPanel quota perl files and some times even in my hooks to keep the cPanel updating and reading ZFS userquota and userobtquota data.

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