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illumos is a fully open community project to develop a reliable and scalable operating system. It began as a fork of the former OpenSolaris operating system. The illumos code base forms the foundation of distributions including a storage appliance from Nexenta, a cloud platform from Joyent, and the general-purpose OpenIndiana.

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Illumos - configure Unbound to start automatically

I am running Illumos on a production system that is getting the DNS-settings from DHCP, and I would like to use Unbound as a local resolver to resolve hosts over DNS-over-TLS. However, I am not sure ...
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Forcing server as idle as possible (all OSes, but possibly illumos too)

Sometimes a server will start showing some kind of hardware failures, not disabling its functionalities, but requiring hands-on presence (it could be days to reach, if remote post). In some such cases,...
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How do I set up IP over FC on OpenSolaris / Illumos?

This article implies that it's easy, but gives no details. I have a double QLogic card in my OmniOS server, connected via two fibre-optic cables to SFP adaptors in my Procurve switch. What I would ...
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Why bareos bpipe job fails with: Fatal error: bpipe-fd: Pipe read error: ERR=Error 0

Using bpipe plugin with Bareos Backup I get an error: Fatal error: bpipe-fd: Pipe read error: ERR=Error 0 after zfs send -R dpool/some_dataset finished, executed from bash script.But only iff ...
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SmartOS "/ filesystem full"

Last week I had issue where SmartOS wouldn't boot suddenly(off USB), it just hanged there after "mDNSPlatformRawTime went backwards by 3684530 ticks..." warning. I think this one used to appear at ...
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OmniOS (Illumos) sendmail verbose option not working

When using mailx -v or /usr/lib/sendmail -v to send mail, we are not getting any text back. Mail does go out and log entries are found in /var/log/syslog. What can I check for or change? I am used to ...
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Faulted zpool recovery - can I dd some disks to new disks to allow me to scavenge donors?

I am in the process of trying to recover a pool that had been degraded and neglected, then had a second mirror member fail, resulting in a faulted pool. For whatever reason, the spare never ...
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Solaris fmadm equivalent for FreeBSD

I've been looking for the equivalent of fmadm, the fault management configuration tool of Solaris / illumos on FreeBSD. But I'm unable to find an equivalent or even a subset of tools that mimics the ...
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How to automatically detect inserted SATA disk in Solaris if cfgadm status is disconnected?

My goal is to automate a backup routine on a small OpenSolaris NAS (running OmniOS + napp-it on a HP Microserver N54L) in combination with SATA disks. Background: I have installed one of those 5.25" ...
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Does Solaris/Illumos have a daemon for at jobs, or manage internally?

I scheduled a test at job and reviewed it with atq, but I do not see an atd daemon which will carry them out. Is this managed within the Solaris / Illumos kernal? If not, which daemon manages at jobs?...
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Is there an easy way to compile illumos components on Solaris 10?

I am trying to compile some components from ptools from illumos source code on Solaris 10, and so far it has been difficult since the build components are not available and the make files in the ...
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incomplete recursive snapshots on zfs

I got a bunch of new disks on one of our systems and wanted to transfer an existing pool over to them so what I did was this: zfs snapshot -r old-pool@replicaton zfs send -R old-pool@replication | ...
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NVMe driver for Illumos: can it be considered usable?

Can the NVM Express (NVMe) driver driver-storage-nvme for Illumos be considered usable? It would be nice to use e.g. an Intel DC P3700 PCIe drive for L2ARC as the SAS2 and 3 SSD drives are awfully ...
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Granting user enough privileges to run ifconfig on IllumOS (OmniOS)

I sense this should be a very simple question, but somehow I cannot find a solution. I have a non-root user and I would like to grant this user enough permissions or privileges, so he can run ...
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How to make Solaris rescan disk info after hotswap?

I'm running a SmartOS-based ZFS NAS, with a bunch of SATA disks directly connected to the logic board (no fancy disk controller / backplane or anything). A 1.5 TB disk in my zpool recently failed. ...
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Debian 7 NGINX OwnCloud - move data-folder to NFS-mount permission problems?

Case: Debian 7.1.0 server running nginx 1.2.1, hosting OwnCloud 5.0.13 OwnCloud default installed in /var/www/owncloud Files uploaded to owncloud reside in /var/www/owncloud/data However, diskspace is ...
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How to fetch current l2arc_max_write setting on Illumos?

I am trying to tweak my ZFS pool, but in order to do this I would like to know the current l2arc_max_write setting. I know the default is 8 MB/s, but I can't find the actual value. I have tried to ...
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Add nexentastor to domain (ldap/samba)

I have PDC on LDAP/SAMBA 3.x on CentOS 5. Domain memberships - Linux/Windows (Xp..7). For add computer account in PDC i run (on PDC) smbldap-useradd -w workstationname on the linux, configure smb....
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ZFS root pool free space

I have an openindiana (oi_151a7) box where I used 30GB for the root partition during installation. This has become rpool1. I cannot figure out how to make the remaining 202 GB available. Looking for ...
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Disable the console beep/bell under Illumos / Solaris?

When I login to the console of my Solaris box any command that would normally generate a bell (tab completion with more than one result, pressing an arrow key one too many times, etc) causes the ...
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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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OpenIndiana (illumos): vmxnet3 interface lost on reboot

I want my VMware vmxnet3 interface to be brought up with DHCP on boot. I can manually configure the NIC with: # ifconfig vmxnet3s0 plumb # ipadm create-addr -T dhcp vmxnet3s0/v4dhcp But after ...
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Nexenta storage metro cluster - what are components involved?

As Nexenta is built on Illumos, a successor of OpenSolaris, I was wondering what components are involved in their storage metro clustering? Can anybody enlight me as to what components are doing ...
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FreeBSD vs. Illumos [closed]

I am using FreeBSD since some years now for server use and archlinux for desktop. I really use many features of FreeBSD (ports, zfs, jails, pf, ...) now I read about Illumos an OpenSolaris derivate. ...
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How does one mount a MS CIFS share in SmartOS? [closed]

How does one mount a Microsoft CIFS share in SmartOS?
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KVM on Illumos (OpenIndiana vs. SmartOS)

I'm considering virtualizing a number of guests onto a single server running a recent port of KVM to Illumos. It sounds like my two primary options will be OpenIndiana and SmartOS. The distribution ...
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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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Disk names in Solaris 10 for ZFS: SAS WWN instead of c0t0d0

I currently have a server running Solaris 10u9 with a SAS enclosure (Dell PowerVault MD1000) filled with SATA disks attached to an SAS card (LSI 3801E). It happily recognizes the 15 disks in the ...
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Where is the central ZFS website now?

Oracle dumped OpenSolaris in Fall 2010, and it is unclear if Oracle will continue to publicly release updates to ZFS, except maybe after they release their next major version of Solaris. FreeBSD now ...