[rescue] Oracle making just a little harder to keep old machines in use
sunrescue at marknmel.com
Thu May 6 08:31:44 CDT 2010
Phil Stracchino wrote:
> Depends what you're using it for. A Linux box on JFS makes a perfectly
> fine server for mail, web, DNS...
> I will unhesitatingly agree that ZFS is Teh New Hawtness, and is THE
> filesystem to have on a storage server. (Well, it's more than a
> filesystem, but you know what I mean.) I love it. But there's plenty
> of jobs that can be done perfectly well without it. Right now, every
> Linux box in the house is built on JFS, and I can't really see myself
> ever going back to ext*.
..and I suppose that was my last experience. I was trying to construct
a high(-ish) performance, low cost, low power consumption system that
would be a backing store for a vmware ESXi system with snapshots and raid.
The only thing that seemed to allow me to do these things was ZFS. I
suppose this could have been ZFS on FreeBSD, but I think the ice is thin
on that pond yet.
Looking forward to btrfs some year soon....maybe.
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