Migration to ZFS - Best practice approach


New Member
Dec 16, 2022
Hi all,
I have set up a Proxmox cluster environment. On one node I have a VM that has a large library of files on a 6TB drive, set up as Folder storage. I have another node for which I just purchased a 6TB drive.
My intention is to have the 2 nodes set up with high availability (yes, I have a 3rd node) on ZFS.

What is the best practice to migrate to ZFS? Can I set up the second node drive as ZFS storage with the same name as the first node's Folder storage and migrate the VM across, then rebuild the first drive as ZFS and enable HA?

Thank you
you mean zfs replication. If you want real HA, use ceph or a NAS/SAN on another (highly available) machine.
Yes, ZFS replication.
I haven't tried to learn Ceph yet and don't have a NAS/SAN. I'm just trying to extend my current set up to include this VM that has a large disk.
Thank you


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