I’ve taken ZFS and FreeNAS to the next level of hard drive expansion. I’ve come up with a configuration that let’s you turn a FreeNAS using the nightly builds which includes ZFS into a Drobo.
Want to use 4 different sized drives together as one large storage tank with 1 drive fault tolerance, and maximize drive usage?
Do you also want to be able to upgrade the smallest capacity drive with a larger one without having to move all of your data to a temporary location then re-build a new array and then copying all your data back?
I’ve figured out how you can do it, it’s pretty geeky but it is cool! I posted all the details at the following wiki:
I found that the wiki formats the text automatically and kills a lot of the readability. So I suggest you view it in edit mode here:
Maybe someone with better wiki skills can fix it up… I just wanted to share this info with the world.