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ZFS: Bringing Terabytes Under Control

Jay Edwards, Systems Engineer, Greater Houston OpenSolaris User Group

Track: Administration
Date: Friday, July 27
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Location: D137-138

Partitions, logical volume managers, RAID levels, mirrors, stripes, quotas -- managing large amounts of storage has become increasingly complex.

Do you ever approach your volume manager with fear in your heart? Do you double-check your backups when you need to add a 500GB hard drive to an array? You're not alone. We've all been there.

ZFS makes all of the complexity and fear go away. Data checksumming, amazingly easy configuration, simple quotas and reservations, quick snapshots, clones -- ZFS is one of the rare pieces of technology that fundamentally changes the way you interact with the machine.

This talk will cover basic and advanced uses of ZFS while focusing on ways to make your life easier.