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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Why is SMF manifest losing configuration data when exported on SmartOS?

I'm running a server process under SMF (Server Management Facility) on Joyent's Base64 1.8.1 SmartOS image. For those not aqauinted with SmartOS, it is a cloud-based distribution of IllumOS with KVM. ...
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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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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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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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Tuning NFS client/server stack

I have a CentOS 5 VMWare server connecting to an OpenSolaris 2009.06 machine over NFS that holds the disk images. My virtual machines seem to be bound by slow IO so I'd like to do everything I can to ...
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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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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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growing a raid z(1/2)

I'm planning on building a fileserver on top of opensolaris, using either a raid z1 or z2. Is it possible to later upgrade a disk at a time and immediately have access to the increased storage? Or ...
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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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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 is the best way to configure a new ZFS server with lots of storage?

Assume the following drive setup (with ZFS): Controller 1 Drive1 Drive4 Drive7 Drive10 Controller 2 Drive2 Drive5 Drive8 Drive11 Controller 3 Drive3 Drive6 Drive9 ...
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Getting ZFS per dataset IO statistics (or NFS per export IO statistics)

Where do I find statistics about how IO is divided between zfs datasets? (zpool iostat only tells me how much IO a pool is experiencing.) All the relevant datasets are used through NFS, so I'd be ...
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ZFS on OpenSolaris or FreeBSD

I have no real experience with ZFS, and very limited experience with Solaris & FreeBSD. After reading numerous articles about ZFS, I'm pretty convinced ZFS is something I want to use for my home ...
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Are there any advantages to using OpenSolaris over linux other than ZFS?

Are there any advantages to using OpenSolaris, other than ZFS, rather than using a common linux distribution such as CentOS or Ubuntu? I ask because I'm interested in using OpenSolaris on AWS to take ...
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OpenSolaris ZFS barebones for NAS

I've been tasked to suggest a NAS replacement for our aging fileserver at work, its currently running Linux with XFS (using LVM). We're a very small company of 5 folks, so we're using commodity ...
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Virtualizing Solaris 10?

What is the best way to virtualize Solaris 10 (not OpenSolaris) under Linux or OpenSolaris? I have software that is only supported under Solaris so OpenSolaris is not an option. I'd like to have ...
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How to add swap to ZFS disk?

I installed Solaris 10 05/09 on a machine and I used whatever the default swap space setting when I built the box. Now I need to increase the swap space and I can't add a swap file, like was possible ...
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Sata Card for OpenSolaris, no raid needed

can anyone recommend a Sata pci or pci-e card that is compatible with OpenSolaris? Raid isn't necessary as aim is to use ZFS. I ended up getting: - Intel sasuc8i (based on LSI 1068) - Dell 5/i SAS ...
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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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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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Linux command equivalents in opensolaris (and vice versa)?

So we just recently moved to a host that is based on opensolaris rather than a variant of linux. I've found that there are a bunch of commands that don't operate the way I'm used to on linux ...
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Is there any fork of OpenSolaris?

— I have a plan to use OpenSolaris in this year, but now, the development has been discontinued.
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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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ZFS Status Graph

In many of the Sun videos about ZFS I see them using some kind of graphing program to show the read write IO of the disks. ie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGIwg6ye1gE See them red and green bars? ...
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How to de-duplicate data for OpenVZ/LXC on Linux?

I want to setup multiple similar containers and I want to have de-duplication. The only solution I'm thinking of is to use OpenSolaris ZFS and share zfs volume with NFSv4 ro iSCSI target and create ...
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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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ZFS Raid-Z confusion

I've now settled on OpenSolaris and using ZFS for the speed and loveliness of it all in comparison to LVM+XFS. But now I'm left with a dilema about how to configure the intital disk layout. As I'm ...
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Booting Nexenta root mirror results in GRUB error “Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0xbf”

I have a Nexenta system that's been running fine for the last few years. Recently one of the system disks failed --- the syspool was part of a ZFS mirror. If I configure the system's BIOS to boot ...
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Permission Hierarchy possible in OpenSolaris + ZFS + ACLs?

I've been doing some research into OpenSolaris and ZFS for use in a NAS. Thus far I have created the following: /tank/projects /tank/storage /tank/developer /tank/sandbox The ...
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ZFS hard drive configuration

I'm just wondering whether its wise to add 4x500Gb and 2x750 into the same ZFS pool? Or should we only add the same size hdd's to the pool? Any documentation would be really handy or guidelines on ...
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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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Why am I getting slow and jumpy ZFS write performance?

I have a 10-disk RAIDZ in Solaris 11.1. Its connected by 8G fibre. I have created a ZVOL, made it available with COMSTAR and mounted it on another machine connected by fibre. When I benchmark it ...
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Ethernet Device Name in OpenSolaris

In Linux, I usually refer Ethernet devices as ethN. What is OpenSolaris standard naming for Ethernet devices?
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OpenIndiana - ZFS Storage

I am somewhat comfortable with Linux / opensolaris command line options but not very good. I am trying to build a Storage based on ZFS, the specs are: Dell 670 Machine with 4 Hard Drives (SATA and ...
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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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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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Permanent SSH Connection via Bash Script?

I have two OpenSolaris servers. The remote server has a MySQL database. MySQL is configured with skip-networking; so, I can't access that database from the first server by simply using the hostname ...
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What are the major practical differences between OpenSolaris and Linux?

I currently use CentOS for on my server, and I've been trying to figure out the practical differences between Linux and OpernSolaris. I'm not a linux master, I merely know my way around the system and ...
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Nexenta After the Death of OpenSolaris

We are thinking of evaluating Nexenta for a Tier 2 storage solution. It looks great, but I have doubts over its future after the demise of OpenSolaris. I know that Nexenta uses an OpenSolaris kernel ...
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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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ZFS nfsshare to export RW and RO host?

I have been exporting NFS from OpenSloarins like this (successfully): zfs set sharenfs=root=rw=host1:host2:host3 pool1 I'm acting according the man pages sharefs, share_nfs but the following does ...
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Webadmin or GUI for ZFS in OpenSolaris

How do you enable the ZFS Webadmin or GUI in OpenSolaris? It seems possible, but not as a directly available package. Has anyone got it working with just OpenSolaris packages, or do I have to take ...
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Understanding iotop (DTT) output in Solaris

When running DTT iotop on a write heavy Solaris 10 server, which runs multiple zones with MySQL daemons installed, I get the following output: UID PID PPID CMD DEVICE MAJ MIN D ...
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ZFS server hardware questions

I'm a photographer by trade and I've yet to find a method I'm happy with for archiving my work. Currently I'm looking at building a NAS server using OpenSolaris, so I can use ZFS. That way I can take ...
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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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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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Recommend openSolaris file server hardware [closed]

On the SUN communityONE video they show a demo of openSolaris running on pretty beefy hardware, and the test I did in a VM (virtualbox) was definitely a hog resource-wise. My questions are regarding ...
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How do I fix Open Solaris's terminal

OK so I fully admit that I am new to administrating Open Solaris but I had been a user of it back in Solaris 8 days. Since I wanted to build a ZFS NAS server I figured that Open Solaris would be be a ...
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Why is Nexentastor so slow - especially to delete files

I am running a Nexentastor server with the follow specs: dual core (core2duo) cpu 4GB of ram 1x 160GB SATA2 drive for the OS 6x 1.5TB Drives Sata2 drives in a RaidZ1 copying files is fine, fairly ...
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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 ...