[Libguestfs] Ubuntu and ZFS
tim at night-shade.org.uk
Thu May 30 08:19:58 UTC 2013
Moved from Richard's blog to here....
A couple of people have requested removing the dependency on zfs-fuse
from the ubuntu packages that Richard released last week, and there is
some confusion about the state of ZFS in Ubuntu.
There are 2 Linux compatible implementations of ZFS, zfs-fuse
(http://gitweb.zfs-fuse.net/) and ZFS on Linux (http://zfsonlinux.org/).
ZFS-fuse is in the official Ubuntu repos but is rather outdated and
almost all development has stopped.
ZFS on Linux (aka ZoL) is an open source but license incompatible kernel
module that is under active development and released as source packages
for most major distos. There is a ppa for Ubuntu here:
ZoL is actively used in various NAS distros, as well as things like
proxmox. I am currently using it as a backup target combined with rsync
ZFS-fuse and ZoL packages can't be installed together and so installing
guestfish which depends on zfs-fuse causes removal of the ZoL packages.
<tim at night-shade.org.uk>
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