Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Sep 2013 22:04 UTC, submitted by garyd
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ZFS is the world's most advanced filesystem, in active development for over a decade. Recent development has continued in the open, and OpenZFS is the new formal name for this open community of developers, users, and companies improving, using, and building on ZFS. Founded by members of the Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and illumos communities, including Matt Ahrens, one of the two original authors of ZFS, the OpenZFS community brings together over a hundred software developers from these platforms.

ZFS plays a major role in Solaris, of course, but beyond that, has it found other major homes? In fact, now that we're at it, how is Solaris doing anyway?

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ZFS is spreading
by jessesmith on Wed 18th Sep 2013 17:33 UTC
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ZFS is quite popular in the FreeBSD/FreeNAS/PC-BSD communities. In fact, several PC-BSD features are tired to ZFS, such as operating system snapshots and jail snapshots. For work stations and servers ZFS gives PC-BSD/TrueOS a big boost over many competing operating systems. I'd also like to point out ZFS is stable on Linux. in fact, I've been running ZFS on Linux servers for over a year and it's been great. I love having the instant snapshots and the ZFS code is more stable than Btrfs at the moment.

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