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Exploring ZFS Properties

We have options! (CC BY-ND 2.0 licensed image by Bill Ohl, haynseek on Flickr)
We have options! (CC BY-ND 2.0 licensed image by Bill Ohl, haynseek on Flickr)

Properties are an important part of determining and setting the configuration of ZFS storage systems. They can also be used to review the performance and usage of storage resources. Properties can be set at a top-level and inherited by child components when created. Understanding how ZFS properties are utilized is important to operating an efficient storage system.

In this article, we will explore how to properties work and how to get and set properties.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn how properties and their inheritance are used in ZFS.
  2. Learn how to set properties to change the configuration of a storage system.
  3. Learn how to get information from properties.

This article is one of a series of articles on ZFS. You can start at the beginning by creating a ZFS playground on which you can play.