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Date:      Wed, 27 May 2015 18:36:23 -0400
From:      Baho Utot <baho-utot@columbus.rr.com>
To:        Ricky G <ricky1252@hotmail.com>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 10.1 + ZFS
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On 05/27/15 18:05, Ricky G wrote:
>
> > You cannot do RAID-Z2 with three drives only as RAID-Z2 has two parity
> > drives
>
> This is incorrect however. I didn't say it would be ideal but it is 
> possible to do a raidz2 with 3 drives. Just to verify myself I pulled 
> out a handy usb stick to test.


So the data is only one one drive and you have parity stored on two drives?

And no using several partitions on the three drives doesn't count. That 
serves no purpose

Yes I see all the system admins busting down the door to get that running.

That's absurd.




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