Will ZFS be able to transfer my files?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iJawn108, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. iJawn108 macrumors 65816

    iJawn108

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    So in theory when leopard comes and I want to change file systems to ZFS... would I have to do a clean install or would it just be able to change through an upgrade?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I do not believe you will be able to convert HFS+ to ZFS. You would have to wipe the drive and reformat it.
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    Although it's looking like ZFS will be supported, we don't (as far as I know) yet know whether it'll be the "preferred" filesystem or a niche one (like UFS is now). The best idea is to wait and see what happens.
     
  4. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    I'm certainly interested by ZFS - I seen to remember reading something about how its implementation would be good for snapshot backups like time machine but I may be making that up.

    If moving from HFS+ to ZFS would require a reformat that would be pretty tricky! I've got two externals full of data which I guess I would have to move elsewhere while I reformatted
     

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