We are a CentOS shop, and have the lucky, fortunate problem of having ever-increasing amounts of data to manage. EXT3/4 becomes tough to manage when you start climbing, especially when you have to upgrade, so we’re contemplating switching to ZFS.
As of last spring, it appears that ZFS On Linux http://zfsonlinux.org/
calls itself production ready despite a version number of 0.6.2, and being acknowledged as unstable on 32 bit systems.
However, given the need to do backups, zfs send sounds like a godsend over rsync which is running into scaling problems of its own. (EG:
Nightly backups are being threatened by the possibility of taking over
24 hours per backup)
Was wondering if anybody here could weigh in with real-life experience?
PS: I joined their mailing list recently, will be watching there as well. We will, of course, be testing for a while before “making the switch”.