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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

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

In this article we are going to go over some basics of using IPMP in Solaris.  We will discuss this on the latest versions of Solaris 10 and 11 on the SPARC platform, these instructions should also work on the x86 platform, but will be dependent on the listed version numbers, as the networking stack […]

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 at 06:00 | 0 comments
Categories: How To, Solaris

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

Today we will be configuring LACP to interconnect some switch stacks as part of a network upgrade.  Please keep in mind that part of configuring the LAG will result in the ports losing connectivity, so while it is not necessary to use a console cable, please keep in mind how you are connecting to the […]

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 06:00 | 0 comments
Categories: How To, Switching
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