Sunday Oct 13, 2013

Availability Best Practices - using a mirrored ZFS pool with virtual disks

Previous Availability Best Practices blog entries emphasized service domain and path resiliency, rather than redundancy for disk media. This blog shows how to configure a mirrored ZFS pool with virtual disks from different service domains and virtual disk timeouts to provide media and service domain resiliency.[Read More]

Sunday Mar 21, 2010

A new look at an old SA practice: separating /var from /

Today's blog is a short look at two variations on the old sysadmin practice of separating /var from /, inspired by recent "how do I do this?" calls - influenced by ZFS boot and Solaris Containers (zones) with ZFS root.[Read More]

Sunday Dec 06, 2009

Deduplication now in ZFS

Deduplication is now available in ZFS in the latest OpenSolaris build! Have a look at early experience with this exciting new feature.[Read More]

Friday Sep 25, 2009

ZFS, Live Upgrade and Flash Archive - happy together at last

Flash Archive is a really handy Solaris feature for cloning Solaris systems. Unfortunately, until recently it didn't work with Solaris 10 systems that leveraged ZFS boot - but now it's available. Here's my experience making use of this.[Read More]

Monday May 11, 2009

Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Odd Permissions

A mystery in which a user can create directories and files on ZFS, but cannot remove them! [Read More]
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