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May
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comment zfs send -i / receive stalling
Check out this thread forums.oracle.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=10187560 wherein a user mentions running dtrace to examine the transaction group updates (and provides a small dtrace command to do so). One more question, what SRU update is your Solaris 11.1 system patched to? (pkg info entire |grep Version:) There have been a lot of patches for ZFS since 11.1 was release, and SRU 7.7, which is supposed to be out Monday, will have some important patches for ZFS.
May
19
comment zfs send -i / receive stalling
@syneticon-dj how big are the snapshots you're replicating? On a system where we're moving up to 1TB/day it's not uncommon to see 4-5 hours spent in zfs send, and another 5-6 hours in zfs recv, not including transport time across the network. Much of that time it doesn't look like anything is happening. If the recv has finished with the data available to it, it may be waiting on the send to provide more data. Have you checked that both the send and receive are stalled during one of your low I/O periods?
May
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answered zfs send -i / receive stalling
May
9
answered LACP vs 802.3ad
May
9
comment Why pay for UNIX?
the model is called the "Corporate Liability Insurance Model" where buying support means you can blame a vendor for problems, and assuage some of the anger of your own customers.
Feb
22
comment Install PAR packer in solaris 11
just use gmake instead of make.
Feb
20
comment Available space on disk array, running Raid-Z1?
disk manufacturers use base-10 when sizing disks, while computers use base-2. So that 2TB HDD as labeled on the box, is likely to be recognized by your OS as 1.83 TB. 4 * 1.83 = 7.32, which is pretty close. Keep in mind that ZFS doesn't reserve whole disks for parity, instead all the disks are stripes and it's the data for which parity is calculated.
Feb
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Jan
18
answered Solaris 11 nsswitch.conf messed up, need to edit it from an alternate kernel
Oct
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comment Solaris 10: How to remove devices from a zpool with /usr currently mounted?
@bahamat one would hope so, eh? :)
Oct
24
comment Can I recover a zpool after it's been exported, given that devices have not been reallocated?
forgot to mention, once the import is complete, the old testpool pool will now be named oldtestpool. And can, as such be exported and imported as oldtestpool.
Oct
24
comment Solaris 10: How to remove devices from a zpool with /usr currently mounted?
also, consider booting to single-user mode before you make these changes.
Oct
24
answered Can I recover a zpool after it's been exported, given that devices have not been reallocated?
Oct
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Oct
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Oct
18
comment Can a virtualized machine have the CPU and RAM resources of multiple underlying physical machines?
how so? OP requested a way to have one virtual server span multiple physical machines. also, he mentioned a legacy Virtual FoxPro application, which mean he'd need to run Windows as the Virtual Server OS. Running Windows, in Xen or KVM, on top of ScaleMP would EXACTLY enable what the OP was requesting.
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