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Today I had a disk fail in my ZFS pool...


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It was a complete non event, even the music kept playing. I pulled the bad disk, plugged in a replacement, resilvered the pool and we're back up and running.

 

At no time did music playback stop until I manually stopped it just to let the resilvering go without the need to play music at the same time. IMO this is the best reason to have music stored on a system with fault tolerance and redundancy built in. If I hadn't had a replacement on hand, I could still be listening to music with a degraded pool until the drive arrived.

 

For those curious, this is a Seagate Ironwolf 10TB drive less than a year old. I am sure Seagate will honor their warranty with no hassles.

 

For me, the administration and learning curve to use ZFS on Ubuntu for storage has been pretty easy as well. If I can do it, anyone can do it.

No electron left behind...

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