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ZFS esxi: auto tier, snapping service, scrubbing service ...?

Hi,

I see Nexenta ZFS has a lot of "services", as mentioned in this title and below in screenshot.
How should I configure them best practice?

Auto tier? Can do it locally or remotely, I guess that's also some kind of backup?

Snapping? Understand what it can do but I have the option to snap every hour(?!), won't impact be drastic on performance and where does it keep the data (I'd need massive extra storage right)?

Scrubbing? Here I have the option to do this weekly by default?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Thanks!

*Auto tier isn't relevant here to activate then?

*By default snapping shows option for every hour. What would you recommend + will it impact performance heavily?

*Scrubbing: ok, I'll activate it once a week
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

We do not do Auto-Tiering, or scrubbing.

Snapshots, only if you are going to use them, if you have another backup method, use that.
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