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Demystify ZFS Replication With a Safe and Powerful Approach, Daniel J. Bell
2024-05-01 @ 18:45 EDT (22:45 UTC) - NYU Tandon Engineering Building (new), 370 Jay St, 7th Floor kitchen area, Brooklyn (directly across Jay St from National Grid office). Closest subway exits in order are Jay St - MetroTech Station (A, C, R, & F Trains) Borough Hall (4 & 5 Trains).
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ZFS is theoretically a powerhouse for data protection and performance, but only if you can dodge its many traps. I'll demonstrate the common ZFS pitfalls and their solutions, along with practical strategies to simplify and scale your backups. I'll also introduce Zelta, a toolkit of management scripts built on Unix fundamentals designed to help you master ZFS with finesse.

Daniel J. Bell is the CEO of Bell Tower Integration, an NYC-based IT consultancy with over two decades of experience. A FreeBSD aficionado for over 25 years, he's all about making advanced systems approachable. Catch up or learn more about Zelta at

Offsite Participation: We plan to stream via NYC*BUG Website unless the speaker requests otherwise. Q&A will be via IRC on channel #nycbug - Please preface your questions with '[Q]'

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