@karasu said in Why ZFS when no LAMP server:
@joekamprad said in Why ZFS when no LAMP server:
in my opinion it is more a question why users requesting ZFS-support
BTRFS has been buggy in the past, mainly because it’s still new. Having said that, I think that it has come to linux to stay and be a real ZFS replacement. But it’s not there yet.
And yes, users asked for ZFS support. We checked and it wasn’t difficult to add it (but maintaining it has been another thing). We only added for “expert” users, so it’s maintenance is user’s work, not ours (we barely know how to setup it, as we @developers don’t use it on a regular basis).
All in all, it’s a pity that it can’t be added into the linux kernel because of copyright issues, but that I think it’s the main reason that btrfs was created.
P.S. I’ve been thinking to add an automatic installation using BTRFS, like Fedora does. Maybe some day…
I am after server performance. Understand that BTRFS is coming along, but for mirroring and speed ZFS is a winner, and time proven performer. I’ve run ZFS for the past several years and didn’t even know it. Solaris has had it for some time. Big thing I noticed was I stopped having problems after power outages. System came back to life flawlessly every time. Now of course my needs are more for speed, and my big server has 32GB of RAM so ZFS would perform well.
I have spent the past few hours trying to get XAMP running. Compared to Mint 18.2 the installation of packages isn’t as easy. LAMP-SERVER in Mint goes in wtih just one command, and asks for mysql server password. phpmyadmin does the same only asking which server you are using and password for mysql.
I think the boys should take a good hard look at the future of the web, and get LAMP working… with Wordpress and Nextcloud running rampant the uses are high and growing… I left Solaris because I had to screw with the minusha of config files… no more for me… that should be automatic.