Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th May 2008 15:32 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris It seems like we're really on the subject of filesystems and related technology the past few days. We had an interview with the man behind BeServed, an item on WinFS' current status, and now we - possibly - have news on ZFS coming to Linux. Possibly, because it's all speculation from here on out.
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RE: Comment by sonic2000gr
by modmans2ndcoming on Sun 18th May 2008 16:34 UTC in reply to "Comment by sonic2000gr"
modmans2ndcoming
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2005-11-09

A cloud storage system is useless to most people? that is so funny.

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RE[2]: Comment by sonic2000gr
by sonic2000gr on Sun 18th May 2008 17:19 in reply to "RE: Comment by sonic2000gr"
sonic2000gr Member since:
2007-05-20

A cloud storage system is useless to most people? that is so funny.


It is, if I need a 64 bit OS, 4G RAM and the "experimental" tag above my head. I will stick to what works, until this is ready, thanks.

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RE[3]: Comment by sonic2000gr
by phoenix on Mon 19th May 2008 03:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by sonic2000gr"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

"A cloud storage system is useless to most people? that is so funny.
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I believe you mean "pooled" storage system.

It is, if I need a 64 bit OS, 4G RAM and the "experimental" tag above my head. I will stick to what works, until this is ready, thanks.


You don't *need* a 64-bit OS, nor do you *need* 4 GB of RAM. A 32-bit OS with 1 GB of RAM is plenty to run ZFS with FreeBSD 7.x.

Obviously, the higher spec'd your box, the better it will run. Putting it on an SMP server with gobs of RAM and oodles of fast SATA/SCSI disks will obviously run better than a single-Celeron system with a pair of ATA66 disks.

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RE[2]: Comment by sonic2000gr
by diegocg on Sun 18th May 2008 17:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by sonic2000gr"
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2005-07-08

It is, the ZFS features are great for admins, datacenters and users who know what they are doing. For Joe user they are mostly useless...

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RE[3]: Comment by sonic2000gr
by dimosd on Sun 18th May 2008 20:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by sonic2000gr"
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2006-02-10

It is, the ZFS features are great for admins, datacenters and users who know what they are doing. For Joe user they are mostly useless...


I almost agree with you. Not that ext3 is good enough...

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RE[3]: Comment by sonic2000gr
by Kebabbert on Mon 19th May 2008 09:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by sonic2000gr"
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2007-07-27

"It is, the ZFS features are great for admins, datacenters and users who know what they are doing. For Joe user they are mostly useless..."

I dont agree. Setting up a ZFS raid is like 2 simple commands. Setting up a raid with Linux + LVM is like 25 command lines. In my book, linux + LVM requires expertise. What happens if a disc gets faulty? Then you need a certificate to fix that.

In ZFS it is like 1-2 simple commands, and it is done.


An average joe needs a simple tool? Like ZFS? or does joe needs a complicated tool like LVM? I claim that joe would benefit greatly from a simple tool like ZFS. Try it yourself and you will see how amazingly simple it is.

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wannabe geek Member since:
2006-09-27

It is, the ZFS features are great for admins, datacenters and users who know what they are doing. For Joe user they are mostly useless...


Joe user still likes to have his pics intact when one of his cheap disks goes poof. Not to speak of backups and snapshots. Give him a good UI and he will find ZFS *very* useful.

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