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How to improve ZFS performance on Linux and FreeBSD servers

ZFS is a file system and logical volume manager originally designed at Sun Microsystems for Solaris Unix operating system. The ZFS includes protection against data corruption, volume management, snapshots and copy-on-write clones and more.

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In this tutorial, I will show you how to improve the performance of your ZFS using the affordable consumer-grade hardware (e.g., Gigabit network card, standard SATA non-SSD hard drives, consumer-grade motherboard etc).

Many people found a problem on their ZFS system. The speed is slow! It is slow to read or write files to the system. In this article, I am going to show you some tips on improving the speed of your ZFS file system.

Notice that this article was originally based on ZFS on FreeBSD. Although most concepts can be applied to Linux,

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