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[2]: ZFS is a dead end.
by phoenix on Thu 24th Apr 2008 05:08 UTC in reply to "RE: ZFS is a dead end."
phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

The all-in-one philosophy makes it that much more difficult to create other implementations of ZFS, and BSD and Apple will find it that much more difficult to do - if at all really.


Urh, you do realise that ZFS is already available in FreeBSD 7.0, right?

It makes coexistence with other filesystems that much more difficult as well, with more duplication of similar functionality.


Export a zvol and put whatever filesystem you want on top (okay, may only UFS is directly supported, but you can use iSCSI and such to export the zvol to other systems and then put whatever FS you want on top). ;)

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RE[3]: ZFS is a dead end.
by segedunum on Fri 25th Apr 2008 02:51 in reply to "RE[2]: ZFS is a dead end."
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Urh, you do realise that ZFS is already available in FreeBSD 7.0, right?

Errrrr, no it isn't. It's extremely experimental and barely functional, and on limited architectures at that. Hell, even running it on 32-bit systems will leave you with something exceptionally borked. ZFS also needs exceptional tuning to work with non-Solaris kernels. There is a huge class of hardware it simply will not run on - probably ever.

I've seen some people wandering around assuming that they can just run ZFS in FreeBSD, and run it in production. That's just.........scary.

Edited 2008-04-25 02:56 UTC

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