Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Nov 2010 23:37 UTC, submitted by comay
Oracle and SUN Today Oracle released its latest version of Solaris technology, the Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11 release. It includes a large number of new features not found in either Oracle Solaris 10 or previous OpenSolaris releases including ZFS encryption and deduplication, network-based packaging and provisioning systems, network virtualization, optimized I/O for NUMA platforms and optimized platform support including support for Intel's latest Nehalem and SPARC T3. In addition, Oracle Solaris 10 support is available from within a container/zone so migration of existing systems is greatly simplified. The release is available under a variety of licenses including a supported commercial license on a wide variety of x86 and SPARC platforms.
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RE[4]: ZFS
by kaiwai on Tue 16th Nov 2010 17:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ZFS"
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I've not read up on HAMMERFS yet (will read your wiki shortly), but ZFS would have been perfect for the media professional market. Many OS X users are photographers, musicians, music producers or movie producers. They deal with huge files, many of which are duplicates of each other minus small alterations. So ZFSs deduping and/or the intelligent copy feature (where only the differences are stored when a file is copied).

Actually data de-dup is one of the features of HAMMERFS ;)

* Keeps configurable fine-grained filesystem history (30-second boundaries typically).
* Keeps configurable coarse-grained filesytem history (60 days daily by default).
* History and snapshots are accessible via the live filesystem.
* Near real-time log-less streaming mirroring to slaves or backups.
* Slave can have different retention parameters.
* CRC checksumming of data and metadata.
* Minimal remount time (no fsck required).
* Designed from the ground up for large fan-out mirroring.
* Support for very large file-systems (up to 1 exabyte).
* Offline recovery after a catastrophic failure is possible.
* Ability to re-optimize the layout in the background, on a live filesystem.
* Data de-dup
* Future - multi-master clustering
* Future - data compression

I've given DragonflyBSD a tinker and what I notice is there isn't the same sort of performance penalty as I notice with ZFS so that alone makes me a big booster for the file system; first impressions are sure to win me over and HAMMERFS has definitely done that ;)

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