Posts Tagged ‘storage’

ZFS gives us the ability to move data with ZFS send and receive.  This can be used to combine snapshots, create full or incremental backups, or replicate data between servers on your LAN or even over the WAN. Local Backup with Send This is very simple, simply perform a send of a snapshot then output […]

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at 06:00 | 1 comment
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

Windows Server 2012 includes a new storage model.  It follows in the footsteps of ZFS and btrfs, in that it uses a pooled disk model, and attempts to combine all of the functionality of RAID, LVM, and the file system.  Now this looks like a 1.0 from the perspective of integration, however I am quite […]

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 at 06:00 | Comments Off
Categories: How To, Windows

Logical Volume Manager makes the dynamic expansion of file systems dead stupid simple.  However there is a weakness, if you are using a partitioned file system as your Physical Volume (PV) then you will end up needing to expand the file system if you ever need to grow the actual storage.  This can be avoided […]

Monday, August 20th, 2012 at 06:00 | 4 comments
Categories: How To, Linux, LVM2

Occasionally you will have the need to use physical volumes which exceed the limits of the standard DOS partitioning scheme.  When you run into this a quick fdisk -l will reveal that you will need a new way to partition your disks. Fdisk will produce output similar to this… Use Parted to Create a Partition […]

Monday, May 28th, 2012 at 06:00 | Comments Off
Categories: Linux, LVM2
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