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[4]: ZFS is a dead end.
by MattPie on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 11:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ZFS is a dead end."
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"But remember, kids: This doesn't obsolete your accurate backups. :-)

Wiser words are rarely spoken ;)

How about these: *Test* your backups from time to time. Restore an entire machine (on spare hardware!) to make sure you can. It's easy to say 'we take daily backups', but not nearly as easy to take those daily backups and make them into a running system.

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