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[7]: ZFS is a dead end.
by segedunum on Sat 26th Apr 2008 20:48 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: ZFS is a dead end."
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It proves one thing, that you don't understand anything at a technical level.

Pulling a thread from an OpenSolaris forums with some random guy who decided to throw away an existing Veritas set up (worrying in itself) proves absolutely nothing.

The difference is ZFS detected the problem and VXfs can't. That's a huge difference.

You have no idea what ZFS detected. The thing is, you don't know what caused the problem or what it is. There is no evidence at all that there was a problem on the existing system either (and Veritas has multiple ways around this kind of failure). You don't know if moving off something to an unstable Solaris set up to use ZFS caused it, or if it's something else. There are too many variables.

'OMG, ZFS detected this!' tells you nothing, nor how to fix it, nor what the problem is. The point is, you have it. Look at the guy below who gets warnings and errors using the same controller.

I take it trouble shooting isn't in your repertoire?

If you work on anything related to data storage your boss should fire you on the spot.

If you decide to dump an existing and working storage solution and install an unstable Solaris OS derivative so you can technology wank over ZFS, I'd cut your ass off and throw it out of the window.

Some of you guys really worry me, you know?

Edited 2008-04-26 20:50 UTC

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