• ZFS
    September 13, 2004

Expert Exchange (chat session) with ZFS engineers

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Sun is hosting an Expert Exchange on ZFS. Basically this is an interactive chat session where you can ask fellow ZFS engineer Bill Moore and I questions about ZFS. The session will be this Wednesday, September 15 from 10-11am PDT. You can find more information here.

A transcript of the chat session is now available (click on 'archives' from the expert exchange website).

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Comments ( 5 )
  • c0t0d0s0.org Tuesday, September 14, 2004
    [Trackback] Matthew Ahrens' Weblog. Die URL im Weblogeintrag ist momentan nicht korrekt. Diese hier funktioniert : Link
    (Matt : The URL at the end of the entry is not correct)
  • Chris Rijk Tuesday, September 14, 2004
    Two new questions I thought of:

    1) Can you mix SCSI and IDE drives? (I'd assume so)

    2) How do you feel about competiting with NetApp? They might be the biggest loser from all this. Niagara system + Solaris 10 (ZFS, Zones, NFSv4, new networking stack) should be very competitive.

  • Matthew Ahrens Tuesday, September 14, 2004

    Yes, you can mix SCSI and IDE disks in a single pool.

    NetApp has an excellent filesystem (WAFL) and makes great products. I don't think they'll be the "biggest loser" (though of course we'd like ZFS to eventually occupy as much market share as possible :-).
  • Doug Eckert Friday, September 17, 2004
    Greetings. Just read Tuesday's (9/14) feature story on ZFS. Sorry I missed the chat session.
    What's happening behind the scenes in the shared storage pool? RAID 0,10,5? Also, is there some facility for remote site replication? With a transactional object model, it would seem feasible (and logical). Thanks.
    --Doug Eckert
  • Matthew Ahrens Friday, September 17, 2004

    Thanks for your interest in ZFS! ZFS will support mirroring (raid 1), RAID-5, and dynamic striping (raid 0). We're investigating how best to implement remote replication in a future release.
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