Re: what is our answer to ZFS?
From: Paulo Jorge Matos
Date: Mon Nov 21 2005 - 04:49:17 EST
Check Tarkan "Sun ZFS and Linux" topic on 18th Nov, on this mailing list.
On 21/11/05, Alfred Brons <alfredbrons@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I just noticed in the news this link:
> I wonder what would be our respond to this beaste?
> btw, you could try it live by using Nexenta
> GNU/Solaris LiveCD at
> http://www.gnusolaris.org/gswiki/Download which is
> Ubuntu-based OpenSolaris
> So what is ZFS?
> ZFS is a new kind of filesystem that provides simple
> administration, transactional semantics, end-to-end
> data integrity, and immense scalability. ZFS is not an
> incremental improvement to existing technology; it is
> a fundamentally new approach to data management. We've
> blown away 20 years of obsolete assumptions,
> eliminated complexity at the source, and created a
> storage system that's actually a pleasure to use.
> ZFS presents a pooled storage model that completely
> eliminates the concept of volumes and the associated
> problems of partitions, provisioning, wasted bandwidth
> and stranded storage. Thousands of filesystems can
> draw from a common storage pool, each one consuming
> only as much space as it actually needs.
> All operations are copy-on-write transactions, so the
> on-disk state is always valid. There is no need to
> fsck(1M) a ZFS filesystem, ever. Every block is
> checksummed to prevent silent data corruption, and the
> data is self-healing in replicated (mirrored or RAID)
> ZFS provides unlimited constant-time snapshots and
> clones. A snapshot is a read-only point-in-time copy
> of a filesystem, while a clone is a writable copy of a
> snapshot. Clones provide an extremely space-efficient
> way to store many copies of mostly-shared data such as
> workspaces, software installations, and diskless
> ZFS administration is both simple and powerful. The
> tools are designed from the ground up to eliminate all
> the traditional headaches relating to managing
> filesystems. Storage can be added, disks replaced, and
> data scrubbed with straightforward commands.
> Filesystems can be created instantaneously, snapshots
> and clones taken, native backups made, and a
> simplified property mechanism allows for setting of
> quotas, reservations, compression, and more.
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