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Is ZFS compelling enough to introduce [Open]Solaris into our intranet at work?

Asked by gsiener (438points) December 13th, 2008

We’ve got lots to store between mail, documents, and images. As we move into the TB range, I worry a lot about using commodity hardware (SATA) and the associated checksum errors. ZFS seems like the future, but won’t be part of Linux anytime soon (because of license issues, of all things!).

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Well I know very little about this matter but I guess I can point you to the ZFS wikipedia page, mainly the limitations section: although the features may be nice and useful, if the limitations are too…well, limiting then it’s no use switching.

There are lots of things to take into consideration when switching systems, including compatibility, knowledge, usefulness, cost etc. but sure you know this stuff if you’re going to be under taking this task, right?

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