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1 April 2013

ZFS on Linux: Stability Issues

by Alpha01

So far I’ve had one stability issue on my backup virtual machine. Though, I can’t really blame ZFS for crashing my VM, instead I believe this was a consequence the VM running out of memory due to large amount of rsync, and the heavy I/O caused on the ZFS drive.

After updating the dedicated memory on my backup VM from 512 MB to 3.5 GB and updating my rsync’s to run with low process and I/O priority, I have yet experience any more problems.

nice -n 19 ionice -c 3
Tags: [ zfs ]