At least, that is my hope. I have spoken to some of you previously in regards to an issue I was having mounting NTFS drives. One of the suggestions was to reformat the drives to FAT32, ZFS or UFS. Well, FAT32 is out of the question because I have many files that are larger than the 4GB filesize limitation. So, ZFS or UFS seems to be the ticket.
I have three internal drives. One is a 64GB SSD that PC-BSD resides on. The other two are a 2TB and a 3TB Hitachi drive. I also have an external eSATA 3TB drive formatted NTFS. The external drive will be offline for the format process for safety, as it contains all of my backed up data.
Now the plan is to format both the 2TB and the 3TB drives to ZFS, and get them mounted in the OS. Afterward, the plan is to copy my files from the eSATA NTFS drive to both of these drives.
I have been reading the handbook, and I *think* I have a grasp as to how to do it, but I also found this link:
Which has some different steps (like pressing "w" to write changes with fdisk, and adding lines to the fstab).
My question is, what is the right method? I searched the forums and say another post in which someone pointed to a forum post link saying they went step by step with this, butthe link was dead. Also, will I have any issues just READING the NTFS eSATA drive in terms of copying a vast amount of files from it to a ZFS formatted drive? Is it required to add these to the fstab? If I do not, will they still be seen in Dolphin and mount when selected? Also, how does one select to use ZFS or UFS? Which woul dbe better for large data drives such as these?
Thanks for any help. I know it is a lot of questions, but I just need to get past this one hurdle.