About: ZFS-FUSE is a port of the ZFS file system from Sun/Oracle, bringing the reliability and large feature set of ZFS to the Linux world.
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zfs-fuse Documentation

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This project is a port of the ZFS filesystem to FUSE/Linux, done as part of the Google Summer of Code 2006 initiative.

The project homepage is at https://github.com/gordan-bobic/zfs-fuse


See the STATUS file for status information.

Compiling / Installing

Please read the INSTALL file for instructions.


Just to be safe, you should backup all your data before using ZFS-FUSE.

  1. Run zfs-fuse

This will start the main zfs-fuse daemon process that must be running at all times. You should be running it with root permissions.

Currently zfs-fuse can use between 16 and 128 MB of RAM, but it can grow larger with some usage patterns.

  1. Use the zpool and zfs commands to manage pools and filesystems.

You can learn about these commands at the OpenSolaris ZFS community site: http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/zfs/

If you find a bug, please report it. See the BUGS file for instructions.