If you were on a laptop with limited HD space...

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  1. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    If you were on a laptop with limited HD space (and ZFS did not work with file recovery), would you:
    A. Use HFS+ for the recovery, or...
    B. Use ZFS for the space?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Erm, I am insufficiently educated to make the decision? :confused:

    Is your idea that ZFS is less likely to result in data corruption and so you need the backup space less?
     
  3. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    Use HFS+ for the recovery and buy an external for space.

    :confused: Leopard can use ZFS?
     
  4. psychofreak thread starter Retired

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    Yes....in the seeds it is an option, but does not function (last I heard...)
     
  5. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe that's what's delaying it. :)

    I don't really know anything about ZFS, why does it not work with file recovery?
     
  6. cblackburn macrumors regular

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    Well, my only experience with HFS+ recovery is that it's practically impossible, so i'm willing to give ZFS a try :)

    Chris
     
  7. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    C: Upgrade my hard drive and not worry so much about the filesystem.
     
  8. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I think the OP is referring to the fact the Time Machine works with HFS+ and ZFS currently doesnt. SO in Leopard you could recover with HFS+ but not with ZFS.

    Or i could be wrong.

    I would probably go for the HFS+, i am a bit of a backup freak.
     
  9. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I'd hold off on all this until Apple finishes Leopard, and fixes the bugs with its ZFS implementation - hopefully, by then, this will be a moot point since Time Machine and ZFS will get along :D
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  11. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    LOL, correct answer ;)
     
  12. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    How does ZFS provide "more" space? Or does HFS use space for indexing that ZFS doesn't do?
     
  13. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    ZFS is far more sophisticated than HFS+, and thus doesn't need space reserved for the journal file or various other HFS-specific things. This would free up some HD space, but not much (perhaps on the order of 10-100 additional megabytes).

    Also, ZFS would implement the Time Machine backup system FAR more efficiently, assuming that Apple gets Time Machine and ZFS to work with one another. This would save space on your backup volume.
     

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