Notes on using ZFS on a Mac
I decided to move a big chunk of the data on my everyday Mac to ZFS. Here are some of my notes.
Compression is the killer feature for casual users. I only have 1TB of storage in my MacBook Pro, and I was constantly running out of space. A lot of the files I store compress very well, for example my Mail archive, source code, applications and Parallels virtual machines. The overall compression ratio for my pool is currently 2.06×.