Mon 09 July 2018
Someone on the
debian-user list just discovered that
gpt partitioning allows you to put 128 partitions on a disk. They got really excited at the granularity that would allow. They weren’t thinking about the exciting maintenance procedures that would inevitably follow – not enough space here, too much space there, backups all over the place.
This is the sort of thing that ZFS excels at.
For example, let’s say you have five 1 TB disks, and you have less than 1TB that you really really want to have safe.
You could set up the following:
mainpool: a zpool composed …