ZFSin: working with ZFS is native to Windows
While doing a search on Habra for the word ZFS, I found almost fifty articles one way or another mentioning a wonderful file system with a name. Separately, for example, you can mention a lot of new materials " ZFS on Linux: keep from the fields 2017 " And " ZFS - the best file system (yet) ". Did this search query, that's why
For more than 7 years, people have been asking themselves, " , How to access ZFS from Windows? ". And about 6 years, a sane and practical answer to this question did not exist. It's not even about performance, the very possibility of at least natively reading data in Windows from volumes formatted for the ZFS file system excites the brain of many techies and system administrators. And once one enthusiast is not decided to change the sad state of affairs c lack of support for ZFS in the most popular consumer desktop OS. It is strange only that in a year this news has not yet reached Habr. I think we should fix this.
And so meet - ZFSin The native full-featured ZFS file system driver for Windows. The driver is in alpha stage and is not suitable for production environments, but already knows a lot.
run two virtual machines , in one of which there was a compilation and a driver de- ployment into the second one - a test (target) virtual machine with a test ZFS pool.
Current progress on the driver functionality at the end of May 2018:
Now, after a year after the initial publication, the developer demonstrated the intention to develop the project, the functionality of the driver has been extended, the stability has increased, so the possibility of distribution in the driver appeared as binary assemblies . Although this is not indicated directly, at the moment the binary assemblies of ZFSin are only compatible with Windows 10 x64 , but recently the possibility of generating was returned to the source codes. 32-bit builds , and the author did not rule out the possibility of adding support older versions of Windows.
Installation of the binary release:
Download and unzip the latest release of the
Disable the digital signature verification of the drivers, (for example so bcdedit.exe -set testsigning on ) And reboot
Start the CMD with Administrator privileges
Click "continue installation anyway" in the "unknown publisher" pop-up window
Execute the command "zpool.exe status" to check the status of the driver
If the installation is successful, then after the last point you will see the message " No pools available " If an error occurs, the message will be " Unable to open .ZFS: No error . "
The developer of the ZFSin driver will be very happy with your bug-reports, pool-rekvestam well or at least the asterisks that you send to its repository on GitHub.