[CentOS] ZFS on Linux
aplacil1 at jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu
Tue Dec 30 15:32:52 UTC 2008
>>> On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 7:24 PM, in message
<49596A48.4000104 at bradbury.edu.hk>, Christopher Chan
<christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
>> I agree in general with most every opinion. Especially Davide's comment
> above. Very good analogy
>> Open Solaris may be your best choice.
>> I would suggest you do pay attention to Solaris itself. It's free (as in
> beer) from Sun & it works.
> Except for patches unless you want to browse Sun's website regularly to
> download them.
> You also get more hardware support on OpenSolaris and support from Sun
> for OpenSolaris but I suppose the latter option is probably better done
> with Solaris 10 + support which includes access to patch management.
> Unless you like the way things are done over here in Linux land which is
> one tool to manage them all and not one tool to install packages and
> another tool to install patches to packages.
Only the OP knows the criticality of his data & whether or not he needs support & at what level.
The root answer is that if he wants to use ZFS (which is a *good* choice) he should use some flavor of Solaris
Tony Placilla <aplacilla at jhu.edu>
Sr. UNIX Systems Administrator
The Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
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