ZFS saves the day again.

ZFS saved me again. No, I don’t throw my drives against the wall or anything. Everything lives on UPSs too. Anyway, over the holidays I just happened to run a “zpool status” command on my media server to see how things were doing and it reported the media pool in a degraded state. That was a surprise. One of my drives was dead and had apparently been down for 2 weeks. 2 weeks and I didn’t even notice! I use this box daily. So I ran over to Best Buy, grabbed an equivalent replacement, swapped it out, and let the pool resilver. 6.5 hours later, all was well. I really need to get that RMA going for the dead drive. ZFS just rocks.

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