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::I think most of the other article is actually wrongly placed. The information about the partition, formatting, and mounting are covered in the general installation guide, I am using zfs in a bios and efi system and I ignored it. What is really important is: adding zfs packages to the installation media, creating the pool and the fs for installation, and the kernel line to mount zfs root.
 
::I think most of the other article is actually wrongly placed. The information about the partition, formatting, and mounting are covered in the general installation guide, I am using zfs in a bios and efi system and I ignored it. What is really important is: adding zfs packages to the installation media, creating the pool and the fs for installation, and the kernel line to mount zfs root.
  
I personally use this article to get ZFS to work on Arch, thanks Demizer :)
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==Max size of ZFS==
:I added swap information to this article from the 'ZFS' article on the wiki. Keep up the good work Demizer
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On wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZFS )it is claimed that
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A ZFS file system can store up to 256 quadrillion zettabytes (ZB)
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This means to my understanding 256000 quadrillion exabyte. Here the claim is more moderate : 16 Exabyte. I suppose the difference comes from some 64/128 bit confusion and is of course more of theoretical interest.
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[[User:Michaelcochez|Michaelcochez]] ([[User talk:Michaelcochez|talk]]) 12:04, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
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:They aren't conflicting claims, they claim different things. Both the maximum file size on ZFS and the maximum volume size is 16EB, but the filesystem itself can be up to 256 quadrillion zettabytes. [[User:Kyrias|Kyrias]] ([[User talk:Kyrias|talk]]) 17:18, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

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Merging with Installing Arch Linux on ZFS?

Does it make sense to keep two different articles? What about just add the sections about how-to add zfs packages to the installation media and the trouble shooting here?

Interesting. I think it could work, but I am not sure where to place it. The installing on zfs article is very long. Do you have any ideas? Demizer (talk) 03:24, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
I think most of the other article is actually wrongly placed. The information about the partition, formatting, and mounting are covered in the general installation guide, I am using zfs in a bios and efi system and I ignored it. What is really important is: adding zfs packages to the installation media, creating the pool and the fs for installation, and the kernel line to mount zfs root.

Max size of ZFS

On wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZFS )it is claimed that

A ZFS file system can store up to 256 quadrillion zettabytes (ZB)

This means to my understanding 256000 quadrillion exabyte. Here the claim is more moderate : 16 Exabyte. I suppose the difference comes from some 64/128 bit confusion and is of course more of theoretical interest. Michaelcochez (talk) 12:04, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

They aren't conflicting claims, they claim different things. Both the maximum file size on ZFS and the maximum volume size is 16EB, but the filesystem itself can be up to 256 quadrillion zettabytes. Kyrias (talk) 17:18, 21 August 2013 (UTC)