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Tutorial: Setup a ZFS storage pool

By David Callé on 9 February 2018

ZFS is a handy way of pooling disks together into a single filesystem. Whether you want to transparently mirror content across disks to preserve yourself from faulty hardware or unify an array of disks into a single storage unit,…

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Lunch and learn with OpenStack containers

By Mark Baker on 15 August 2016

Follow the instructions in this article to spend around an hour over your lunch time to get an entire Ubuntu OpenStack cloud up and running in containers on a single machine. The resulting cloud will launch container based workloads. News…

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LXD 2.0: Installing and configuring LXD [2/12]

By Stéphane Graber on 16 March 2016

This is the second blog post in this series about LXD 2.0.

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ZFS Licensing and Linux

By Dustin Kirkland on 18 February 2016

We at Canonical have conducted a legal review, including discussion with the industry’s leading software freedom legal counsel, of the licenses that apply to the Linux kernel and to ZFS.And in doing so, we have concluded that we are…

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ZFS is *the* FS for Containers in Ubuntu 16.04!

By Dustin Kirkland on 16 February 2016

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial) is only a few short weeks away, and with it comes one of the most exciting new features Linux has seen in a very long time…ZFS — baked directly into Ubuntu — supported by Canonical.What is…

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Using LXD with a file-based ZFS pool on Ubuntu Wily

By Dean Henrichsmeyer on 6 November 2015

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily) comes natively with some technology previously only available in PPAs. LXD is a container hypervisor that enables and facilitates extensive and powerful management of LXC containers. It’s great for dense…