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[4]: Comment by agrouf
by Weeman on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 19:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by agrouf"
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The problem with BTRFS is that a whole team worked for several years on ZFS to get it to the current point, while BTRFS still has only one guy behind it (as far as I know). While there may be first workable prototypes pretty soon, the fleshing out of details (usually things work nice on paper, but practically prove to be crappy and need to be redesigned) and fine-tuning is going to need LOTS of time.

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