Linked by John Finigan on Mon 21st Apr 2008 19:00 UTC
Oracle and SUN When it comes to dealing with storage, Solaris 10 provides admins with more choices than any other operating system. Right out of the box, it offers two filesystems, two volume managers, an iscsi target and initiator, and, naturally, an NFS server. Add a couple of Sun packages and you have volume replication, a cluster filesystem, and a hierarchical storage manager. Trust your data to the still-in-development features found in OpenSolaris, and you can have a fibre channel target and an in-kernel CIFS server, among other things. True, some of these features can be found in any enterprise-ready UNIX OS. But Solaris 10 integrates all of them into one well-tested package. Editor's note: This is the first of our published submissions for the 2008 Article Contest.
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RE: ZFS is a dead end.
by sbergman27 on Mon 21st Apr 2008 20:22 UTC in reply to "ZFS is a dead end."
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Could you elaborate on that? I have some concerns about mixing the fs and raid layers. But the self healing features are attractive. And the admin utilities are a dream. I only wish that I had such a nice command-line interface to manipulate fdisk/mdadm/lvm/mkfs in the Linux world. There is no reason that this could not be done. But the fact is that, in all these years, it hasn't been done. People point me at EVMS when I speak along these lines. But EVMS really doesn't cut it. In fact, every time I check it out, I come away wondering what it is really for, and what problem it actually solves.

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