Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Sep 2013 22:04 UTC, submitted by garyd
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ZFS is the world's most advanced filesystem, in active development for over a decade. Recent development has continued in the open, and OpenZFS is the new formal name for this open community of developers, users, and companies improving, using, and building on ZFS. Founded by members of the Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and illumos communities, including Matt Ahrens, one of the two original authors of ZFS, the OpenZFS community brings together over a hundred software developers from these platforms.

ZFS plays a major role in Solaris, of course, but beyond that, has it found other major homes? In fact, now that we're at it, how is Solaris doing anyway?

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by novad on Wed 18th Sep 2013 05:52 UTC
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Well, the greatest strength of ZFS is its embedded ability to make and manage snapshots.

Many SAN/NAS solutions use it due to its flexibility and strength (FreeNAS (Allready mentioned in another comment) or Nexenta (More professional))

At home I use FreeNas for this specific ability and we have enabeled a stretched "metro Cluster" based on Nexenta at work. It's really sexy ;)

edit : Typo

Edited 2013-09-18 06:04 UTC

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