Archive for the ‘Storage’ Category

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

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

Today we are going to go through the process of creating a clustered file system on a pair of Oracle Linux 6.3 nodes.  This exercise is not very resource intensive.  I am using two VMs each with 1GB of RAM a single CPU and a shared virtual disk file in addition to the OS drivers. […]

Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 06:00 | 2 comments
Categories: How To, Linux, OCFS2
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