zfs

Sun and the OpenSolaris community launched the official first version of the open-source OpenSolaris operating system.

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Sun Microsystems announced that it will provide new software tools and expanded professional support to assist developers in building open-source storage solutions. With the new resources, Sun estimates the average developer will be able to set up an OpenSolaris server is about 10 minutes.

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FreeBSD 7.0 stable has been released and available for download. FreeBSD is back to its incredible performance. According to some benchmarks on both Intel and AMD 64 bit systems FreeBSD 7.0 being faster than Linux 2.6 when running PostreSQL or MySQL. It has experimental support for Sun’s ZFS filesystem. gjournal can be used to set […]

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This is an interesting filesystem comparison. If you are looking to build cheap storage for personal use file system decision is quite important: This is my attempt to cut through the hype and uncertainty to find a storage subsystem that works. I compared XFS and EXT4 under Linux with ZFS under OpenSolaris. Aside from the […]

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I’ve already written about MySQL backup using a shell script and consistent backup with Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) snapshots: A snapshot volume is a special type of volume that presents all the data that was in the volume at the time the snapshot was created. This means you can back up that volume without […]

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Linus Torvalds called ZFS one of the very few bright spots in Solaris. ZFS released under Sun’s Common Development and Distribution License. Linux is under GPL v2 which makes ZFS incompatible with Linux. I’ve used ZFS under Solaris and it is absolutely rocking file system. Now this hot feature from OpenSolaris is taking a weird […]

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