The full form of ZFS is Zettabyte File System. The ZFS filesystem is a 128-bit filesystem. The ZFS supported filesystem size is 3×10(to the poer 24) TB. You may never encounter such a big filesystem in real life. The ZFS filesystem was designed to keep and access an insane amount of data.
Enabling Debian contrib Package Repository:
The ZFS filesystem packages are available in the official Debian 11 contrib package repository. The contrib package repository is not enabled on Debian 11 by default. But you can easily enable it from the command-line.
To enable the contrib package repository, open a Terminal and run the following command:
$ sudo apt-add-repository contrib
The official Debian contrib repository should be enabled.
$ sudo apt-get update
Installing ZFS Filesystem Dependencies:
You must install the libraries that the ZFS filesystem kernel module depends on before installing the ZFS filesystem on Debian 11. Continue reading “Install and Setup ZFS on Debian 11” »