You can encrypt the root dataset of a new storage pool to further increase data security. Please note that you will be responsible to remember or otherwise back up passphrases or other access methods to your encrypted data. Data-at-rest encryption is available with: Self Encrypting Drives (SEDs) using OPAL or FIPS …

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Storage > VMware-Snapshots is used to coordinate ZFS snapshots when using TrueNAS as a VMware datastore. When a ZFS snapshot is created, TrueNAS automatically snapshots any running VMware virtual machines before taking a scheduled or manual ZFS snapshot of the dataset or zvol backing that VMware datastore. Virtual …

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Snapshots are one of the most powerful features of ZFS. A snapshot provides a read-only point-in-time copy of a file system or volume that does not consume extra space in the ZFS pool. The snapshot only uses space when the block references are changed. Snapshots save disk space by recording only the differences between …

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