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postgresqlHow do I use PostgreSQL and ZFS together?

PostgreSQL and ZFS can be used together to provide a reliable and performant database solution. ZFS is a file system that provides advanced features such as data integrity, snapshots, and replication. PostgreSQL is an open source relational database management system.

The following example code creates a ZFS filesystem and mounts it as a PostgreSQL data directory:

# Create a ZFS filesystem
zfs create tank/pgdata

# Mount the filesystem
mount -t zfs tank/pgdata /var/lib/postgresql/9.4/main

# Set the ownership and permissions
chown -R postgres:postgres /var/lib/postgresql/9.4/main
chmod 0700 /var/lib/postgresql/9.4/main

The code above creates a ZFS filesystem called tank/pgdata, mounts it to the PostgreSQL data directory, sets the ownership to the postgres user, and sets the permissions to 0700.

Using PostgreSQL and ZFS together provides a number of benefits, such as:

  • Data integrity and protection from corruption
  • Snapshots for easy backups and restores
  • Replication for high availability

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