Watch Trouble present a three-day workshop on ZFS in however little time the conference organisers were willing to allocate for it! 

We'll cover topics from filesystem reliability over snapshots and volume management to future directions in ZFS.

ZFS is known as "the last word in filesystems". This workshop will get your hands dirty with installing, configuring and managing reliable and scalable storage systems with ZFS on FreeBSD. We will cover pool-based storage, optimising storage systems for performance and redundancy and practise zero-downtime recovery from common storage events such as failing disks or running out of space.

 Philip Paeps

Philip Paeps

FreeBSD Foundation / Belgium

Philip Paeps (“Trouble”) is an independent consultant and contractor. He provides research and development on low-level software and operating systems, particularly in an embedded or real-time context. His main interests are bootloaders, device drivers and high-performance networking. He can also be convinced to teach courses and workshops on a variety of networking-related topics.

In his so-called free time, Philip is a FreeBSD committer contributing mainly to the kernel and a member of the FreeBSD security team. He was one of the main organisers of FOSDEM, the largest annual open source software conference in Europe, from the early 2000s until 2015. He denies having any involvement with amateur radio or tabletop role playing games.