By rickramsey on Nov 13, 2012
Eva Mendez says, "Oye chico, do you really want to keep your data in that tired legacy file system when it could be enjoying encryption, compression, deduplication, snapshots, remote replication and other benefits provided by ZFS in Oracle Solaris 11?
It's really not that hard to cross over. If you know how."
"I don't know how, me dices? Esta bien, papacito. Go to OTN. Take my word for it. They know how."
Aw shucks, Eva. Anything for you!
To migrate data from a legacy filesystem to ZFS in Oracle Solaris 11, you need to install the shadow-migration package and enable the shadowd service. Then follow the simple procedure described by Dominic Kay.
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