Allan Jude and Michael W. Lucas
OpenZFS is such a powerful file system that it has found its way into illumos, Linux, FreeBSD, and other operating systems. Its flexibility requires whole new ways of thinking, however. If you’re using Open-ZFS for a special purpose, such as database storage or retaining particular sizes of files, you’ll want to tune the file system for those purposes.
This article uses FreeBSD as a reference platform, as it’s one of the biggest OpenZFS consumers. You will need to change paths and such for other operating systems, but all the ZFS information is consistent across platforms.