Sunday, May 14, 2006

 

SXCR 39 and ZFS

The latest SCXR release gave me an excuse to re-partition my Sun Blade 100 so I can finally try out ZFS. I couldn't believe how easy it was to create my home directory with as a ZFS filesystem. It took me longer to find the ZFS admin guide (which wasn't that long really) than it did to actually set it up. I hoping that ZFS would give a performance boost since disk I/O is so painfully slow on the Sun Blade 100. But at first glance it seems like that the system might actually be a little slower now. But I have a lot to learn before I can make any real judgements. But one thing I do know, ZFS is very easy to deal with.

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