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Today we are going to go through the process of splitting a zpool.  This is not something that you will do often, but when you do it, you must be very precise and do it properly. Create Our Test Zpool First we will create a ZFS to hold our disk images. Next we will create […]

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 06:00 | 0 comments
Categories: How To, Solaris, ZFS

Recently I ran into an issue where I had a zpool that wasn’t imported in a system, and I was unable to import it due to zpool version incompatibilities.  This can happen if you are going to a older revision of Solaris or if you are crossing platforms between ZFS and OpenZFS.  This posed an […]

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at 06:00 | 0 comments
Categories: How To, Solaris, ZFS

Renaming a zpool is not as intuitive as I would expect, but it is still pretty simple.  We accomplish this through a three step process, export the zpool, import the zpool (using a new name), validate our mountpoints are how we want them (probably using the new zpool name). Now why might I want to […]

Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 06:00 | 0 comments
Categories: How To, Solaris, ZFS

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
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