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1.  Oracle Solaris ZFS File System (Introduction)

2.  Getting Started With Oracle Solaris ZFS

3.  Oracle Solaris ZFS and Traditional File System Differences

4.  Managing Oracle Solaris ZFS Storage Pools

5.  Installing and Booting an Oracle Solaris ZFS Root File System

6.  Managing Oracle Solaris ZFS File Systems

Managing ZFS File Systems (Overview)

Creating, Destroying, and Renaming ZFS File Systems

Creating a ZFS File System

Destroying a ZFS File System

Renaming a ZFS File System

Introducing ZFS Properties

ZFS Read-Only Native Properties

The used Property

Settable ZFS Native Properties

The canmount Property

The recordsize Property

The volsize Property

ZFS User Properties

Querying ZFS File System Information

Listing Basic ZFS Information

Creating Complex ZFS Queries

Managing ZFS Properties

Setting ZFS Properties

Inheriting ZFS Properties

Querying ZFS Properties

Querying ZFS Properties for Scripting

Mounting and Sharing ZFS File Systems

Managing ZFS Mount Points

Automatic Mount Points

Legacy Mount Points

Mounting ZFS File Systems

Using Temporary Mount Properties

Unmounting ZFS File Systems

Sharing and Unsharing ZFS File Systems

Controlling Share Semantics

Unsharing ZFS File Systems

Sharing ZFS File Systems

Legacy Share Behavior

Setting ZFS Quotas and Reservations

Setting Quotas on ZFS File Systems

Setting User and Group Quotas on a ZFS File System

Setting Reservations on ZFS File Systems

Upgrading ZFS File Systems

7.  Working With Oracle Solaris ZFS Snapshots and Clones

8.  Using ACLs and Attributes to Protect Oracle Solaris ZFS Files

9.  Oracle Solaris ZFS Delegated Administration

10.  Oracle Solaris ZFS Advanced Topics

11.  Oracle Solaris ZFS Troubleshooting and Pool Recovery

12.  Recommended Oracle Solaris ZFS Practices

A.  Oracle Solaris ZFS Version Descriptions


Managing ZFS File Systems (Overview)

A ZFS file system is built on top of a storage pool. File systems can be dynamically created and destroyed without requiring you to allocate or format any underlying disk space. Because file systems are so lightweight and because they are the central point of administration in ZFS, you are likely to create many of them.

ZFS file systems are administered by using the zfs command. The zfs command provides a set of subcommands that perform specific operations on file systems. This chapter describes these subcommands in detail. Snapshots, volumes, and clones are also managed by using this command, but these features are only covered briefly in this chapter. For detailed information about snapshots and clones, see Chapter 7, Working With Oracle Solaris ZFS Snapshots and Clones. For detailed information about ZFS volumes, see ZFS Volumes.

Note - The term dataset is used in this chapter as a generic term to refer to a file system, snapshot, clone, or volume.