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Sanoid is up on Github now!

Published by Jim Salter // November 17th, 2014

For those developers among you who are eager to get your hands on the code, you can find it now on GitHub – bon appetit!

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Sanoid at All Things Open 2014

Published by Jim Salter // October 28th, 2014

Sanoid is the culmination of about 5 years’ work and testing-under-fire in my own local consulting business, but All Things Open 2014 saw its first launch as a finished product under its own name. It was a great experience, and I learned a lot of things – one of which being, if you’re the only one holding down a popular booth at a large technical conference, your voice is going to be shot after the first […]

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  • Demonstrating ZFS pool write distribution
  • One of my pet peeves is people talking about zfs “striping” writes across a pool. It doesn’t help any that zfs core developers use this terminology too – but it’s sloppy and not really correct. ZFS distributes writes among all the vdevs in a pool.  If your vdevs all have the same amount of free space available, this will resemble a simple striping action closely enough.  But if you have different amounts of free space on different […]