best practise for ZFS over iSCSI? (FreeNAS)


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Oct 17, 2016

I guess ZFS over iSCSI would be better than just use iSCSI share + LVM on top of the iSCSI share,
since it gives the benifit of easy snapshot and clone right?

So I have a new installation of FreeNAS to provide iSCSI.

Is it best to use a new zvol and device type extend
or a new dataset with file type extend to use as storage resource?
I remember I read somewhere proxmox does't like dataset?

On proxmox wiki I read

'BSD: Apart from performing the steps above the following is required: Since istgt must have at least one LUN before enabling a target you will have to create one LUN manually. The size is irrelevant so a LUN referencing a volume with size 1MB is sufficient but remember to name the volume with something different than the Proxmox naming scheme to avoid having it show up in the Proxmox content GUI.'

Is this still applicable?


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