Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Oct 2006 20:56 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "When eWEEK Labs first reviewed Sun Microsystems' Solaris 10 early last year, we were impressed by the new facilities the operating system offered for better serving up applications and making the most of the SPARC and x86 hardware on which it runs. With this summer's Solaris 10 update, labeled 6/06, Sun has significantly improved on its already excellent operating system with the addition of the much-heralded Zettabyte File System."
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huh
by Matzon on Wed 25th Oct 2006 05:37 UTC
Matzon
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2005-07-06

"For example, with ZFS, adding a new RAM chip to a system does not require partitioning or explicit allocation operations—you just add the RAM stick, and the operating system figures out how to use it."
huh?
ZFS, Ram ??? - partitioning???
Do they actually KNOW what they're writing about ?

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RE: huh
by jamesd on Wed 25th Oct 2006 05:56 in reply to "huh"
jamesd Member since:
2006-01-17

yes...

with ZFS you add a disk to a pool and its recognised and its ready to be used.

no need to reformat or anything just run one command and its ready to be used.

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RE[2]: huh
by Matzon on Wed 25th Oct 2006 06:52 in reply to "RE: huh"
Matzon Member since:
2005-07-06

I am well aware of the features of ZFS ;) - it was just a bad case of journalism comparing RAM with harddrives!

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RE: huh
by mikesum32 on Wed 25th Oct 2006 06:04 in reply to "huh"
mikesum32 Member since:
2005-10-22

I think he's trying to compare adding a hard drive to adding a stick of ram, but just made a mistake that should have been caught.

Probably should read like this

Based on our experience so far, ZFS was worth the wait. ZFS is designed to make storage management on Solaris more like memory management. For example
(REMOVED) adding a new RAM chip to a system does not require partitioning or explicit allocation operations—you just add the RAM stick, and the operating system figures out how to use it.

With ZFS, administrators create storage pools out of physical disks and then create file systems that draw storage from these pools. There's no need to preallocate sizes for ZFSes—the file systems draw from the pools as needed. We could, however, assign quotas within our ZFS pools to ensure that particular file systems had enough storage to meet their needs.

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