System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems

ProcedureHow to Create an Oracle Solaris ZFS File System

  1. You must be superuser or assume an equivalent role.

  2. Create a ZFS storage pool.

    The following example illustrates how to create a simple mirrored storage pool named tank and a ZFS file system named tank in one command. Assume that the whole disks /dev/dsk/c1t0d0 and /dev/dsk/c2t0d0 are available for use.

    # zpool create tank mirror c1t0d0 c2t0d0
  3. Create a ZFS file system.

    # zfs create tank/fs

    The new ZFS file system, tank/fs, can use as much of the disk space as needed, and is automatically mounted at /tank/fs.

  4. Confirm that the file system is created.

    # zfs list -r tank
    tank      117K   268G    21K  /tank
    tank/fs    21K   268G    21K  /tank/fs