I created a new pool with a 4-drive RAIDZ2 vdev and populated it with
zfs send from another pool, which runs a single mirror vdev. I’m seeing my datasets (especially zvols) incurring a greater space penalty than I would expect. I’m hoping someone can help me better understand what’s happening:
I have a zvol with 256GiB
compressratio, and 8KiB
On the mirror pool, this zvol shows 204GiB
used, which is consistent with 1.26x compression.
Now, I expect the compression savings to be lost in the new pool. It has
ashift 12, so 4KiB blocks, and the smallest stripe would have two 4KiB blocks. The 8KiB zvol blocks may be compressible, but they’ll simply be padded back to 8KiB for striping.
But I’m seeing
referenced both at 295GiB. Even the
volsize is only 279GiB. What could explain this inflated space usage?