Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Apr 2008 20:07 UTC, submitted by Moochman
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Sun's Ian Murdock gave a presentation about OpenSolaris at LugRadio Live this past weekend. He hopes to expose open source enthusiasts to unique Sun technologies by creating a cohesive distribution that will provide a complete environment that is adequate for day-to-day use. This will involve bringing together the Solaris operating system and a diverse assortment of open source community projects and "adding a package management system to hold all these pieces together," Murdock stated. The final release will take place in May and the distribution will adhere to a six-month release cycle, just like Fedora and Ubuntu."
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zemplar
Member since:
2006-02-10

but zfs cant keep data with powerloss like a real hw raid. if my fileserver loses power all data in the raidcontroller will containpower and unwritten data can be written during next boot.


ONLY if you hardware raid has a battery-backed cache...not likely any cheap VIA-based RAID solution is using a battery-backed cache.

I'll take ZFS any day over most RAID controllers...at least until you get into the high-end hardware RAID cards seemingly only affordable by businesses.

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dizzey Member since:
2005-10-15

yep my controller has battery backup. i was not the poster with the via controller. that was why a mentioned "Real hardware raid". and not cheap software raid ;)

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Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

I have this 8 ports SATA PCI-X card (no hardware raid). It fits into an ordinary PCI slot. It gets automatically detected by Solaris at install. Works flawlessly.

(PCI-X slot is for server mobos, in that case achieving >1 GB/sec).

http://shopper.cnet.com/i-o-cards/supermicro-add-on-card/4014-3019_...

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