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

Francois Dion francois.dion at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 22:29:09 CST 2012

Look at openindiana. That's what i'm running now these days, on my laptops
(both the dell m4400 boat anchor, and the quite portable vaio z), desktop and
server (but not sparc).

I switched to zfs many years ago and i'm not going back. Check out napp-it

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On Jan 19, 2012, at 9:00 PM, "J. Alexander Jacocks" <jjacocks at mac.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 8:18 PM, Toby Thain <toby at telegraphics.com.au>
>> On 19/01/12 12:51 PM, J. Alexander Jacocks wrote:
>>> ...
>>> So, my recommendation is to find a desktop CPU (Core Duo is a good
>>> choice, IMO), and use software RAID.  Make sure that it has plenty of
>> ^^ Or better, ZFS.
> 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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