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Thursday, June 5, 2008

OpenSolaris 2008.05 (part - V)

Check Out :

OpenSolaris 2008.05 (part - I)
OpenSolaris 2008.05 (part - II)
OpenSolaris 2008.05 (part - III)
OpenSolaris 2008.05 (part - IV)

and now :

* ZFS filesystem : OpenSolaris 2008.05 uses ZFS as default filesystem. ZFS Community presents ZFS as a "pooled storage model that completely eliminates the concept of volumes and the associated problems of partitions, provisioning, wasted bandwidth and stranded storage. Thousands of file systems can draw from a common storage pool, each one consuming only as much space as it actually needs. The combined I/O bandwidth of all devices in the pool is available to all filesystems at all times."
Check out the documentation and view the demos from opensolaris.org.

** BE (Boot Environment) : If you want to manage multiple OpenSolaris boot environments on a single system , there's a good news for you !!! Open Solaris 05/2008 introduces a "boot environment (BE) utility" with ZFS file system. Check out how to create / destroy , mount / unmount and activate or rename a BE. Also check "man beadm" and beadm Command Reference..
Don't forget , BE utility works only with ZFS filesystem.

Check out OpenSolaris 2008.05 Release note for various BE issues.

** Reboot command : I used to reboot my SXDE 9/07 system by using the "#shutdown -y -i6 -g0" command , but OpenSolaris 2008.05 provides a reboot command. You can simply execute "#reboot" to reboot your system.

NEXT : OpenSolaris 2008.05 (part - VI)

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