Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Oct 2006 20:56 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "When eWEEK Labs first reviewed Sun Microsystems' Solaris 10 early last year, we were impressed by the new facilities the operating system offered for better serving up applications and making the most of the SPARC and x86 hardware on which it runs. With this summer's Solaris 10 update, labeled 6/06, Sun has significantly improved on its already excellent operating system with the addition of the much-heralded Zettabyte File System."
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RE: ZFS vs. LVM+JFS2
by ptman on Wed 25th Oct 2006 14:06 UTC in reply to "ZFS vs. LVM+JFS2"
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For one, it's just ZFS instead of LVM and a file system. It's integrated, it's easier.

Second, it's got RaidZ. It's supposedly better than e.g. Raid5. I don't know much about it though.

Third, is the cryptographically strong filesystem integrity checking. Raid can recover from a drive dying totally (well, not RAID0), but if the drive is flaky and gives false data, ZFS will detect that _and_ attempt to fix it on the fly.

Fourth, ZFS features cheap and fast filesystem snapshots. I don't know about JFS2 though.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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