No ZFS on PVE Install Over Debian

Frozen Pizza

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Hi, I'm a new, ignorant user evaluating Proxmox 5.3 over a full Debian Stretch install. Most things seem fine and I think I have cleared the hurdles but I don't have ZFS.

In the GUI when I click on ZFS I get an error saying that zfsutils-linux is not installed. From the command line there are no ZFS commands.

Is it normal for the PVE ZFS packages to not be installed in this scenario? I know that on a normal headless install, ZFS works fine.

I tried to install zfs-dkms from the Debian repos after getting the pve headers but that ultimately failed and it seems like the wrong solution.

How can I install the Proxmox-supplied ZFS? Thank You.
 

Frozen Pizza

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Is it not possible to install the Proxmox ZFS onto Debian? I'm aware that this is seamless when installing Proxmox from its own installer.
 

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Frozen Pizza

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I'm still interested in learning how to install the Proxmox ZFS manually onto Debian. It won't be necessary for the root fs to be ZFS.
 

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