Keep your Fedora ZFS system up to date with this Ansible playbook

by Rudd-O published 2017/02/05 16:57:00 GMT+0, last modified 2017-02-09T16:05:25+00:00
Take care of all the details without any worries.

The following Ansible playbook installs ZFS on your Fedora system, and makes sure that the ZFS packages on your system are always up-to-date, down to the contents of the initial RAM disks that are necessary to boot from a ZFS root file system. It takes care of a few steps that normal DNF update does not:

  1. Setting up DNF to keep old kernel-devel packages installed.
  2. Wiping old DKMS-built modules and refreshing them with the new SPL and ZFS modules shipped with the ZFS updates.
  3. Regenerating the initial RAM disks so they will contain ZFS and your system will boot reliably from a ZFS root.

Go check out full instructions at the repository!