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I am using ZFS on laptop and recommend strongly.Regarding ZFS, I am not sure if I need it. It sounds good, but for personal use on a laptop is it needed? I am not sure if I should try to use it now, or first install the basic system with automatic formatting. I am sure I will have to re-install my system at some point soon, so perhaps I should hold off on adding more complexity right now.
Is it much more complex to set up ZFS? I have an SSD and internal HDD. I plan to do backups of the HDD where I will store my files.
Works very well and gives some extra benefits. For example, when I needed to replace the HDD on laptop, simply connected a new and bigger drive over USB adapter, partitioned and mirrored that. Later removed the original and replaced with that disk. With this simple procedure I had replaced my laptop HDD with bigger one.
bectlgive some extra security...
The basic use and installation is not complicated. Extra features make it even more usable.