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Hi everyone!

I just found out that the ZFS community on Reddit moved here. (I totally sympathize).

I have been using ZFS for a few years now as a backup for my family’s computer after one of my external USB disk drives that I was using as a makeshift backup had failed. I setup an inexpensive RAID-Z, I bought a SATA backplane with proper drive bays, which attaches to my desktop computer via USB (it was all I could afford).

For the most part, I think I understand how ZFS works, at least, from the perspective of an operator. But I would prefer to have a place where I can consult with others if I run into trouble.

Thanks for keeping the community online!


Hi all, grateful to find a ZFS community outside of Reddit. Currently setting up a second server this time with ZFS and I’m learning a lot. Cheers!