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Sanboot on ZFS - pokkys - 2014-07-03 18:35

I have an idea about combining ZFS COW/clone/snapshot natural and SANboot. The ZVOL target should not be created until we hit the menu.

This is my prototype demo and code: http://youtu.be/gu_5dCHnfx8

RE: Sanboot on ZFS - robinsmidsrod - 2015-03-09 12:08

Cool concept! Could you share your configuration and information on how you did this? Especially the backend scripts dealing with setting up the zfs volumes?

RE: Sanboot on ZFS - kpande - 2015-04-18 03:18

hi pokkys,

we have done this with jentu :-)

http://jentu.net -> http://vimeo.com/113845082

RE: Sanboot on ZFS - kpande - 2015-04-18 03:23

also i thought it would be good to mention, his code is linked to in his youtube :-)

RE: Sanboot on ZFS - pokkys - 2015-07-10 01:46

My code : https://github.com/chenpc/zanboot

I am moving the code to Nexenta Plugin

I don't know the Jentu's file system.

But using ZFS will save the RAM usage of a clone image.

Every clone of image share the same ARC cache.

If you clone 100 copies of a 40G image, it just take one copy of RAM.