4. Managing ZFS Home Directories

This chapter describes how to use ZFS file systems for users’ home directories. Managing home directories with ZFS is very easy:

Quotas and reservations are easier to manage than in other file systems.

Individual users can recover their own files from snapshots, leaving the administrator to do other work.

Compression on file systems enables better disk management.

File system properties can be assigned depending on users’ needs.

4.1 Managing Quotas and Reservations on ZFS File Systems

Quotas and reservations are storage management tools that control the maximum and minimum that a file system can consume from a storage pool. Using a file system per user, you can control the storage resources each user ...

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