[rescue] ZFS >> RAID - Re: Digest Why not to use an Atom as a Server

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.cc
Thu Jan 19 20:47:57 CST 2012

ZFS is more than an amazing technology, it is a game changer.

I understand your concerns around Oracle's licensing, and if you can't
get past that, I believe that there are 24+ different open source
Solaris based distro to choose from.  I am typing this email on an
OpenIndiana box.

And it's not just Solaris admins singing the ZFS praises.  Check out
FreeBSD with ZFS.

And why not available straight from Apple, ZFS is available on Apple's
Unix platform, both free/open source, and (soon) a commercial release
from Ten's Compliment.

Or finally, if you are now a lunux person, ZFS is available either
through fuse or as a kernel port.  http://zfsonlinux.org/

Only the dos/windows/OS/2 crowd is left out.

I'm sure you can reply back with a reason you can't use ZFS at $HOME,
but for the vast majority, there are plenty of options to get you there.


On 01/19/12 08:00 PM, J. Alexander Jacocks wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 8:18 PM, Toby Thain <toby at telegraphics.com.au> wrote:

> Much as I think that ZFS is an amazing technology, Oracle has made it
> impossible to really use Solaris 10, for a home user, with their silly
> licensing changes.  And, they make it darned hard, ever for a
> corporate user, with their really rather poor customer support, and
> their willingness to drop fairly current products with no warning.
> Their radical service price increases didn't help, either.
> This is coming from a guy who was primarily a Solaris SA for over 15 years.
> - Alex

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