ZFS on a Mac Without Snow Leopard
By Karim Berrah on Sep 01, 2009
For those of you who have been disappointed by the latest news, as ZFS is no more in Snow leopard that Mac Users where waiting for, there is an alternative to that. Well, let's call it a work-around ... You can find here some explanations of How MacOS 10.6 could benefit from ZFS.
How can it be ?
Why ZFS on a laptop ?
It makes more sense than what you might think. Here are just a few examples:
- upgrades: you can now rollback if a specific upgrade failed (remind me how you can do that on Mac OS X?), you can even keep many upgrades on your disk
- restore back in time previous documents using your internal disk (Time Slider)
- Improve I/O on external disk by aggregating them (RAID-Z with USB an/or FireWire800)
- backup you disks to a remote server with ZFS send-receive commands
- Turn your ZFS machine into an NFS server for the the other Macs, providing restore features with ZFS snapshots