Posts Tagged ‘adventures in zfs’

In Solaris 11.1 Oracle decided to change the way that they stored filesystem share information.  I personally loved the change, but that was without understanding what the change really was.  For more information on how to enable NFS exports see my previous article here. Setup Our Environment Everything we are doing will be on some […]

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 at 06:00 | 0 comments
Categories: How To, Solaris, ZFS

So with ZFS you really have two ways of configuring your NFS exports, you can do it the old fashioned way (read: /etc/dfs/dfstab and share command).  Or the super-duper easy method…  Use ZFS metadata, and allow ZFS to configure the export for you.  The reason why you might choose this approach is simple, if you […]

Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 06:00 | 0 comments
Categories: How To, Solaris, ZFS

Quite often I will find it necessary to create a recursive snapshot over a large number of ZFS file systems.  In this case, I find that frequently have little long term need for them, and need a quick and easy way of disposing of the snapshots created without spending large amounts of time manually deleting […]

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at 06:00 | 0 comments
Categories: How To, Solaris, ZFS

So recently I dealt with a rather aggravating problem.  Basically I had a couple of Poweredge R515′s to be built with NexentaStor Enterprise, which would not get a valid network configuration. The Problem During the initial setup via the console…  I selected bnx0 as the primary and set it to use DHCP, after a bit […]

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 06:00 | Comments Off
Categories: How To, Solaris, ZFS

The most critical thing about any storage implementation is flexibility.  This means that you need to be able to adapt your solution to changing environmental considerations.  The nice thing about a ZFS-based solution is that all of the building blocks are available.  If you want to use it as a NAS device, you can use […]

Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 06:00 | Comments Off
Categories: How To, iSCSI, Solaris, ZFS
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