Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Jul 2009 19:16 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The Linux desktop has come a long way. It's a fully usable, stable, and secure operating system that can be used quite easily by the masses. Not too long ago, Sun figured they could do the same by starting Project Indiana, which is supposed to deliver a complete distribution of OpenSolaris in a manner similar to GNU/Linux. After using the latest version for a while, I'm wondering: why?
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ZFS snapshot and timemachine are different
by dvhh on Tue 21st Jul 2009 03:01 UTC
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ZFS only provide snaphost of file, whereas timemachine is more a backup system ( I think it requires a separate disk ).

ZFS snapshot doesn't save you from backup ( time machine is some kind of backup )
I would say the 2 are a poor man's versioning system.

So for a good workflow, have a versioning system ( which is complicated and is bothersome for the mundane user ). And for your data safety have a backup system.

I think timemachine wins on this one for its simplicity and integration into the OS. ( I need a second opinion about windows shadow copy )

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Time machine doesn't require another disk, Apple set up the program to make you believe you need to buy their time capsule. But you can use a regular external harddrive for alot cheaper. However, to set it up you have to go to the command line. Funny, how they got it set up that you have to go to the command line to set up an external or use the same harddrive for time machine. But then again, I am amazed they haven't gotten hit with an Antitrust case by now.

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