Linked by John Finigan on Mon 21st Apr 2008 19:00 UTC
Oracle and SUN When it comes to dealing with storage, Solaris 10 provides admins with more choices than any other operating system. Right out of the box, it offers two filesystems, two volume managers, an iscsi target and initiator, and, naturally, an NFS server. Add a couple of Sun packages and you have volume replication, a cluster filesystem, and a hierarchical storage manager. Trust your data to the still-in-development features found in OpenSolaris, and you can have a fibre channel target and an in-kernel CIFS server, among other things. True, some of these features can be found in any enterprise-ready UNIX OS. But Solaris 10 integrates all of them into one well-tested package. Editor's note: This is the first of our published submissions for the 2008 Article Contest.
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RE[3]: ZFS is a dead end.
by jwwf on Mon 21st Apr 2008 22:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ZFS is a dead end."
jwwf
Member since:
2006-01-19

But remember, kids: This doesn't obsolete your accurate backups. :-)


Wiser words are rarely spoken ;)

And nice to see that the Veritas volume manager has been mentioned in the article. IN VINUM VERITAS. See vinum(8) manpage. =^_^=


Wow, never heard that before, that's a great pun. Anyway, I am a fan of VxVM / FS. I heard somewhere that it may be open sourced; I hope this is true even if it sounds somewhat unlikely. VxFS on *BSD would be good stuff.

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RE[4]: ZFS is a dead end.
by MattPie on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 11:25 in reply to "RE[3]: ZFS is a dead end."
MattPie Member since:
2006-04-18

"But remember, kids: This doesn't obsolete your accurate backups. :-)


Wiser words are rarely spoken ;)
"

How about these: *Test* your backups from time to time. Restore an entire machine (on spare hardware!) to make sure you can. It's easy to say 'we take daily backups', but not nearly as easy to take those daily backups and make them into a running system.

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RE[5]: ZFS is a dead end.
by segedunum on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 12:20 in reply to "RE[4]: ZFS is a dead end."
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

How about these: *Test* your backups from time to time. Restore an entire machine (on spare hardware!) to make sure you can.

No one cares about backups. They only care about restoring!

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