Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Oct 2007 23:01 UTC
Mac OS X Developers have received from Apple a 'ZFS on Mac OS X Preview 1.1' package, which offers preliminary support for the ZFS file system, originally developed by Sun Microsystems for their Solaris OS. Currently, the Mac OS is based on the HFS+ file system, but leaked screenshots of earlier versions of Leopard showed options for formatting hard drives for ZFS. Reportedly, this preview allows full read and write capabilities with the latest developer build of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Apple's upcoming version of its OS X operating system.
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Assuming you're not trolling here, this pretty much sums it up :

I can thing of plenty of uses at home where snapshots, end-to-end error detection and recovery, simple administration, on the fly compression etc. would be useful.

So yes, it would make your computer faster (ZFS can offer blazing performance), safer (snapshots so you keep point in time copies of your important files, end-to-end data protection) and more useful (compression, easy administration, pooled storage).

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FunkyELF Member since:

Nice article.
It would be nice if Apple created a nice GUI for ZFS administration.
Would would be _real_ nice is if that GUI were called Time Machine. Is seems all time machine features are fast and cheap with ZFS.

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