On Thursday, April 14, 2011 10:07 PM, Emmanuel Noobadmin wrote: > On 4/14/11, John R Pierce<pierce at hogranch.com> wrote: >> since this is the centos list, I really didn't want to suggest this, but >> if I was building a 20 or 40TB or whatever storage server, I do believe >> I'd be strongly consider using Solaris, or one of its variants like >> OpenIndiana, with ZFS. >> >> ZFS was engineered from the ground up to scale to zetabytes > > I was actually considering this but then came news that Oracle was > killing OpenSolaris and likely to be pushing OCFS so decided I > probably don't want to have something come bite me a year or two down > the road. I'm not sure how things developed since then though. /me is so happy that the Indiana project surfaced. > > But based on your recommendation and Christopher Chan's, it would seem > like you guys don't think that long term support/updates would be an > issue for ZFS? I have found ZFS to be very much stable on OpenSolaris stable releases and have not had any issues on OpenIndiana 147 with 9 1TB disks in a raidz2 pool. There are reports of those who had problems when upgrading but I however have not - whether difference in env/procedure was responsible I do not know but those chaps got help on the Openindiana ml with their zfs problems. I have used OpenSolaris since 2008.05 stable release without issues. Long term support/updates is not an absolute certainty at the moment with regards to OpenIndiana but that is only in the terms of packages outside the core image since illumos is guaranteed.