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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Why dont you just try ZFS?
by Kebabbert on Fri 25th Apr 2008 12:10 UTC
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There are lots of people critizing ZFS. I strongly suspect they havent tried it. Or have they?

It is like the debate about MS Word and LaTeX. It is hard to explain the advantages of LaTeX over Word, because every time they say "oh, it is possible to do that in Word too, just...." But when/if they finally try LaTeX a while, they almost always convert to LaTeX.

LaTeX has a feeling that cant be described. It must be experienced. The same with ZFS. Before you guys critize it, maybe you should just download Solaris and try it on a spare computer for a while? If you do that, then I will take your critisim seriously.

I say "just try LaTeX for a while, then you will understand what I am talking about" - and if they dont, their negative comments about LaTeX is not that worth for me.

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