Please consider the tag [OpenIndiana] instead of [OpenSolaris] since OpenSolaris is no longer an active project. OpenSolaris was an open source computer operating system based on Solaris created by Sun Microsystems. After the acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Oracle decided to discontinue open ...

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ZFS - destroying deduplicated zvol or data set stalls the server. How to recover?

I'm using Nexentastor on a secondary storage server running on an HP ProLiant DL180 G6 with 12 Midline (7200 RPM) SAS drives. The system has an E5620 CPU and 8GB RAM. There is no ZIL or L2ARC device. ...
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how many disks can saturate a 6GSAS controller ? :LSI 9260-8i

This is my build: LSI 9260-8i: MAX read throughput of 2,875 MB/s, write performance of 1,800 MB/s 24x SAS 10K RPM drives 2x 100GB Dell SSDR (SATA) drives for ZIL and L2ARC All plugged to same ...
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OpenSolaris on EC2: make better use of ephemeral drives?

By default when booting an m1.xlarge EC2 instance of an OpenSolaris image you're given 1.6T of drive space across 4 ephemeral devices. This is auto-configured as follows: ~# zpool status NAME ...
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Is it “safe” to use OpenSolaris on EC2 for the foreseeable future?

We have a project which needs to take advantage of some ZFS features (snapshots, streaming, etc) but we're a little concerned with the recent events with Oracle and OpenSolaris. Is it "safe" to use ...
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Reset ACLs in NFS4/ZFS network share

How can I reset the ACLs on a ZFS file system on OpenIndiana that is exported via NFS4 and replace it with inherited permissions? Basically, I want to do the equivalent of icacls "C:\path\to\folder" ...
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In solaris, how monitor & auto-respond to critical events

I have a website that randomly fail. Is running in open solaris on joyent. I have a monitoring service that alert me when the site is down, but, I want a way to put a "insider" tool that tell me why ...
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Horror stories with Sun ZFS? [closed]

My companny is considering purchasing two 7320's in a cluster. Anybody have anything good or bad to say about the platform?
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Opensolaris, ZFS shares

I've recently updated to OpenSolaris 2010.05 from 2009.06. Its currently set up to share one of the the ZFS zpools to the other machines on my network. However, only a single account is able to access ...
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best opensource firewall

We implemented Untangle opensource firewall on our network and interested to know various other firewalls with GUI interface. Can someone suggest which are the best opensource firewall implemented. I ...
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OpenSolaris.. Um, is it becoming unmaintained?

http://hub.opensolaris.org/bin/view/Main/downloads I see a download for 2009.06 and a dev download for 2010.03. (current month is 2010-12) Could this mean that since the Oracle acquisition of Sun.. ...
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Sendmail in Nexenta core 3.0.1

I'm trying to setup sendmail in Nexenta core 3.0.1 (Solaris based OS). All I want is to be able to send emails from that host - like notifications about failures, cron jobs output etc. Initially ...
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zpool import on a 50TB volume is taking forever: What is it doing?

We have a fiber channel san managed by two OpenSolaris 2009.06 NFS servers. Server 1 is managing 3 small volumes (300GB 15K RPM drives). It's working like a charm. Server 2 is managing 1 large ...
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openiscsi initiator shared ext3 disk

i have an iscsi target disk with only one ext3 partition on opensolaris using comstar i also have two ubuntu instances with openiscsi initators that connect to that disk both instances have this ...
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Cached uid on autofs filesystems

We have some issues with homedirs on our NFS server (SUN S7110). When we change the owner of a file it seems the old uid is cached. The ls -l still shows the old uid. On other systems which mount the ...
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Help finding ZFS .zfs/snapshots directory in OpenSolaris

My home directory in OpenSolaris 0906 is part of the zpool rpool. I can view the pool in zpool list. I can view the file system in zfs list. I can create snapshots. I can use zfs list and see a list ...
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Purpose of ipmitool

what is the purpose of ipmitool. You can configure ipmi via the bios and it should be OS independent? I should be able to utlize all of the features of ipmi on a computer even if ipmitool is not ...
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How to share ZFS features over NFS

We are planning to use some of the features that ZFS has, such as: Snapshots. Hierarchy of file systems (each user will have his own). Custom user properties. Clones. Is it possible to share all ...
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Xen vs KVM: Which will have likely better support (read:bugfixes) in the future?

I don't care about GUI or tools, but I do care about stability and performance. If I'm running a FreeBSD firewall and a Opensolaris file server as guests, will I get better stability or performance ...
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Zpool disk failure - Where am I at?

After checking the status of one of my zpools today, I was faced with the following: root@server: zpool status -v myPool pool: myPool state: ONLINE status: One or more devices has experienced an ...
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How to restart snmpd on Opensolaris after changing snmpd.conf?

I need to restart snmpd after updating /etc/snmp/conf/snmpd.conf, so it recognizes the changes. I'm using Net-SNMP 5.4.2 on Opensolaris 10. I've tried these two: snmpd restart kill -9 pid The ...
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scalable storage solution using ZFS: OSOL / Nexenta?

some one commented that ZFS is not a distibuted file system and thus more suitable for storage from a box than a cluster. is it possible to start small as NAS with Nexenta / opensolaris and scale up ...
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How to design high performance CIFS/SMB

Would it make sense to virtualize windows using Xen or VMware ESX and expose storage on a JBOD as NFS, instead of exposing storage as CIFS/SMB for better I/O throughput? Is it true that the below can ...
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most efficient way to expose storage to windows on network?

using Nexenta or Opensolaris...on server grade h/w: SAS disks + 1GB layer3 switch: CIFS would only do 10 MB/s. Adding more servers would bump this to 10 MB/sec per server? dont know about NFS ...
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recommendations for unified storage using commodity hardware, opensource software

updates: from the below answers from "Chopper3", its possible to connect to HP MDS600 JBOD using HP DL server with a RAID controller card. Multiple servers can connect to MDS600 array; create volumes, ...
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ZFS, SAN's, HA, Possible?

I currently work for a company that has purchased a number of different SAN solutions (whatever was cheap at the time!) and i want to setup a HA ZFS file store over fiber channel. Basically I've ...
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Live migration with xVM without SAN

I have two physical servers that I'd like to setup for virtualization. I'd like to set them up in such a way so that the following goals are met: Allows live migration of guest OSes from one server ...
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How to assign two IP addresses (one DHCP, one static) to a NIC in OpenSolaris?

This should be mind-numbingly simple and basic, and yet I couldn't find how to do it, either in "man ifconfig", in the OpenSolaris docs site, or Googling in desperation. I'm using OpenSolaris 2009.06. ...
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ZFS with L2ARC (SSD) slower for random seeks than without L2ARC

I am currently testing ZFS (Opensolaris 2009.06) in an older fileserver to evaluate its use for our needs. Our current setup is as follows: Dual core (2,4 GHz) with 4 GB RAM 3x SATA controller with ...
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ESXi / OpenSolaris / ZFS / Linux

I've been using my Opensolaris BOX for while, with 6 internals drives under ZFS. More recently I've been playing with ESXi and i've got to say this platform is amazing; therefor my plan is to buy a ...
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how-to: ZFS design and cache tuning : ARC, ZIL

storage system in consideration from below h/w lying idle: 6 x 300GB 10K SAS; 2 X 146 GB 15K SAS; 12GB DDR2 RAM; Xeon CPU 2.5Ghz two 1GB NIC ports 1 - DLink 1GB ethernet switch (1000/100 MB) 8-port ...
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Raidz-1 parity disks?

I am a bit confused about how to configure my zfs pool. What is the exact difference between adding 8 disks to a raidz1 pool or adding 2x4 to the pool with 2 raidz1 groups. Example zpool create ...
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Virtualizing OpenSolaris with physical disks

I currently have a OpenSolaris installation with a ~1Tb RaidZ volume made up of 3 500Gb hard drives. This is on commodity hardware (ASUS NVIDIA based board on Intel Core 2). I'm wondering whether ...
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Minimal installation of OpenSolaris (or alternative)?

I want to create a storage server - I've chosen to use OpenSolaris to take advantage of ZFS. I'm looking for a way to install OpenSolaris without any graphical components, just a command line ...
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My OpenSolaris Server hangs when writing large files after upgrading zpool

yesterday I added new harddrives(four as a raidz1 and one as hot-spare) to a opensolaris server, after extending the zpool the server hangs when writing large files but not when reading large ...
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OpenSolaris changing primary user group

How to change primary user group of a user? Preferably without losing the current primary group altogether as the user is part of 'staff' ie. admin. I suppose I could create another admin user and ...
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Does opensolaris support Solaris9 branded zones?

I have a Sun t1000 pre installed with Solaris 10 6/06. Branded zones didn't come to Solaris 10 until a later revision. With Oracle changing the Solaris license to require a support contract after 90 ...
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Install p5i package on opensolaris 5.11 snv_110

I inherited an opensolaris server and we need to install a nice new network card (pci id 8086,10fb). The ixgbe package recently added support for this card; so I wanted to upgrade to the following. ...
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Trigger ZFS dedup one-off scan/rededup

I have a ZFS filesystems which has been running for some time and I recently had the opportunity to upgrade it (finally!) to the latest ZFS version. Our data doesn't scream dedup but I firmly believe ...
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Mounting Windows HDD from an OpenSolaris LiveCD

Hey, I´m running openSolaris LiveCD on a computer that runs Windows XP. How can I mount the 2 partitions I have in Windows, and be able to access them from the Solaris? Thanks
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mounting VMDK images on opensolaris

I know that VMware ships a vmware-mount utility with its server 2 packages on Linux that allow you to mount a VMDK outside a vm and treat it as a normal filesystem mounted on the given mountpoint. Is ...
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Are you able to specify a the profile you want to use in pfexec?

Are you able to specify which profile you want to use for a given user when using pfexec who has been assigned multiple profiles? One example for this use is so that we can execute a command as a ...
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Best filesystem choices for NFS storing VMware disk images

Currently we use an iSCSI SAN as storage for several VMware ESXi servers. I am investigating the use of an NFS target on a Linux server for additional virtual machines. I am also open to the idea of ...
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Cannot to connect to a Cassandra DB from localhost

I don't know if I'm on the right site, I installed OpenSolaris a single cassandra node, I don't have other node. On the same server, I install Ruby 1.8 with the gem Cassandra. If I try to connect ...
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how to set static IP address in opensolaris

in solaris i knew how to do this. Edit /etc/inet/ipnodes, change /etc/defaultrouter, reboot in opensolaris there is not defaultrouter file. first thing I tried was System->admin->network switch to ...
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How can I rate limit/packet shape/traffic shape on Solaris

I have an TCP server application running on a Nexenta NCP 3 box. I would like to limit how much outgoing bandwidth it can use. Is it possible in Solaris to rate limit an application like I can in ...
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What is the 'best practice' for installing perl modules on Solaris/OpenSolaris?

I'm currently in the process of writing setup instructions for some software I've written that is implemented as a set of Perl modules. Having done this for various flavours of Linux, I'm now doing ...
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Advantage of using nexenta vs. OpenSolaris

I am currently building a NAS for about 24 TB of storage. Video files, slow access, long term storage. No performance issues. I am currently undecided between buying a JBOD case and installing ...
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OpenSolaris livecd, NForce NIC driver, and NTFS USB mounting

I'm attempting to install OpenSolaris 2009.06 on my server. Before I do I would like to test that everything works and am running in to problems. It has an Abit AN-M2 motherboard with an NForce ...
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Lock down SFTP access on OpenSolaris

I have an OpenSolaris 2009.06 server and I'd like to enable a user to remotely change files in a specific directory, ideally via SFTP or FTP-via-SSH. This user does not yet have an account on the ...
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Missing whole disk device in OpenSolaris

I have begun experimenting with Solaris and ZFS as a NAS. All was going very smoothly until I had a drive failure. When I replaced the drive, I no longer have a device file mapped to the whole disk. ...