Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jun 2007 20:33 UTC
Mac OS X The yes-no-yes-no saga concerning ZFS in Leopard continues as Apple has released a new statement concerning the availability of ZFS in Leopard. So, let's recap: in April 2006, Apple expresses its interest in Sun's ZFS for the first time. After a first hint, the first screenshot popped up which showed ZFS on Leopard, followed by the definitive proof Leopard could create ZFS disk images. Fast forward six months, and Sun's Jonathan Schwartz announces that ZFS would be Leopard's default filesystem; a statement contradicted by an Apple official yesterday. In fact, this Apple official said ZFS would not be in Leopard at all. Then we arrive at today, and we have Apple stating that ZFS will in fact be included as a limited option in Leopard, only from the command line, read-only. Let's see what tomorrow will bring.
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RE: Time Machine is HFS+
by Macrat on Wed 13th Jun 2007 21:07 UTC in reply to "Time Machine"
Macrat
Member since:
2006-03-27

Time Machine has nothing to do with ZFS. It works with the basic HFS+ filesystem. It's a GUI for backup software.

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RE[2]: Time Machine is HFS+
by dagw on Wed 13th Jun 2007 21:23 in reply to "RE: Time Machine is HFS+"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

But the features in ZFS would make time machine far quicker and more efficient. ZFS basically comes with Time Machine already implemented at the file system level. No need to write a snapshot feature in userspace.

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RE[3]: Time Machine is HFS+
by godawful on Thu 14th Jun 2007 16:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Time Machine is HFS+"
godawful Member since:
2005-06-29

I think come Time Machine 2.0 we'll get that, it certainly makes sense.. there just isn't enough time to implement it now

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