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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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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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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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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ZFS: Mirror vs. RAID-Z

I'm planning on building a file server using OpenSolaris and ZFS that will provide two primary services - be an iSCSI target for XenServer virtual machines & be a general home file server. The ...
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Debug Nexenta/OpenSolaris core files?

I have a Sun x4540 that was recently converted to NexentaStor Enterprise Edition from an earlier OpenSolaris. The system disks were wiped and the zpools were exported and reimported. I'm hosting ...
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How to upgrade a ZFS RAID-Z array to larger disks on OpenSolaris?

I'm planning on installing OpenSolaris on my home server (right now it has Linux) and I would like to know how to prepare for upgrading the server to have larger hard drives in the future. Now the ...
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Where can I find introductory documentation for ZFS?

I recently installed OpenIndiana because of an interest in ZFS. I like the feature-list of ZFS, but I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how to configure it. All of the documentation I ...
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What are OpenSolaris/Solaris strengths on server hardware?

Sun's Solaris is still significant in the server market. What are some of the advantages to using it in a Unix shop? Since it's easy to mix and match Linux and Solaris, are there special tasks at ...
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Solaris/OpenSolaris resources

What are some good Solaris/OpenSolaris resources? Please list them whether they are online/offline or free/for payment.
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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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What is the package manager under OpenSolaris 5.11?

I'm on an OpenSolaris 5.11 server and when I asked about Django, technical support offered to use pkgin as a package manager. [root@gpx8nnaa ~]# uname -a SunOS gpx8nnaa.joyent.us 5.11 snv_89 i86pc ...
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How to remove the OpenSolaris ZFS dump device

The ZFS dump device is used only for debugging problems. In this case, I have decided the risk vs reward is such that I should delete the dump device to make room for other storage. I am able to ...
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Nexenta/OpenSolaris filer kernel panic/crash

I've an x4540 Sun storage server running NexentaStor Enterprise. It's serving NFS over 10GbE CX4 for several VMWare vSphere hosts. There are 30 virtual machines running. For the past few weeks, I've ...
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CentOS or OpenSolaris for Xen dom0?

I would like to play around with Xen with the intention of eventually running a bunch of different services on separate virtual machines (partly just because I can), and have the possibility of trying ...
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OpenSolaris: What is the Dump device for?

What is the purpose of rpool/dump? Is is useful or necessary? When is it a good idea to re-size it? When is it a good idea to disable and remove it?