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]: ZFS is a dead end.
by Arun on Fri 25th Apr 2008 21:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ZFS is a dead end."
Arun
Member since:
2005-07-07


"ZFS was designed to make volume management and filesystems easy to use and bulletproof.

When it's been around as long as the Vertitas Storage System, or indeed, pretty much any other filesystem, volume manager or software RAID implementation, give us a call.
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When other file systems like VXfs can detect hardware data corruption and not silently corrupt data give us a call.

case in point:
http://www.opensolaris.org/jive/thread.jspa?messageID=81720

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RE[5]: ZFS is a dead end.
by segedunum on Fri 25th Apr 2008 22:18 in reply to "RE[4]: ZFS is a dead end."
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

When other file systems like VXfs can detect hardware data corruption and not silently corrupt data give us a call.

This could be anything, and could well be a Solaris driver problem that ZFS has shown up that didn't occur elsewhere. That thread proves very little, and there was no evidence silent corruption was occurring before he decided to jack in the existing set up. It's kind of like closing the stable door and not working out why it was open in the first place.

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RE[6]: ZFS is a dead end.
by Arun on Fri 25th Apr 2008 22:48 in reply to "RE[5]: ZFS is a dead end."
Arun Member since:
2005-07-07


This could be anything, and could well be a Solaris driver problem that ZFS has shown up that didn't occur elsewhere. That thread proves very little, and there was no evidence silent corruption was occurring before he decided to jack in the existing set up. It's kind of like closing the stable door and not working out why it was open in the first place.


It proves one thing, that you don't understand anything at a technical level.

The difference is ZFS detected the problem and VXfs can't. That's a huge difference. If you can't understand why that is a "big deal" you shouldn't be talking about storage at all. If you work on anything related to data storage your boss should fire you on the spot.

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