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1.  Oracle Solaris ZFS File System (Introduction)

What's New in ZFS?

New Oracle Solaris ZFS Installation Features

ZFS Send Stream Enhancements

ZFS Snapshot Differences (zfs diff)

ZFS Storage Pool Recovery and Performance Enhancements

Tuning ZFS Synchronous Behavior

Improved ZFS Pool Messages

ZFS ACL Interoperability Enhancements

Splitting a Mirrored ZFS Storage Pool (zpool split)

New ZFS System Process

Enhancements to the zpool list Command

ZFS Storage Pool Recovery

ZFS Log Device Enhancements

Triple-Parity RAID-Z (raidz3)

Holding ZFS Snapshots

ZFS Device Replacement Enhancements

ZFS and Flash Installation Support

ZFS User and Group Quotas

ZFS ACL Pass Through Inheritance for Execute Permission

ZFS Property Enhancements

ZFS Log Device Recovery

Using Cache Devices in Your ZFS Storage Pool

Zone Migration in a ZFS Environment

ZFS Installation and Boot Support

Rolling Back a Dataset Without Unmounting

Enhancements to the zfs send Command

ZFS Quotas and Reservations for File System Data Only

ZFS Storage Pool Properties

ZFS Command History Enhancements (zpool history)

Upgrading ZFS File Systems (zfs upgrade)

ZFS Delegated Administration

Setting Up Separate ZFS Log Devices

Creating Intermediate ZFS Datasets

ZFS Hot-Plugging Enhancements

Recursively Renaming ZFS Snapshots (zfs rename -r)

gzip Compression Is Available for ZFS

Storing Multiple Copies of ZFS User Data

Improved zpool status Output

ZFS and Solaris iSCSI Improvements

ZFS Command History (zpool history)

ZFS Property Improvements

ZFS xattr Property

ZFS canmount Property

ZFS User Properties

Setting Properties When Creating ZFS File Systems

Displaying All ZFS File System Information

New zfs receive -F Option

Recursive ZFS Snapshots

Double-Parity RAID-Z (raidz2)

Hot Spares for ZFS Storage Pool Devices

Replacing a ZFS File System With a ZFS Clone (zfs promote)

Upgrading ZFS Storage Pools (zpool upgrade)

ZFS Backup and Restore Commands Are Renamed

Recovering Destroyed Storage Pools

ZFS Is Integrated With Fault Manager

The zpool clear Command

Compact NFSv4 ACL Format

File System Monitoring Tool (fsstat)

ZFS Web-Based Management

What Is ZFS?

ZFS Pooled Storage

Transactional Semantics

Checksums and Self-Healing Data

Unparalleled Scalability

ZFS Snapshots

Simplified Administration

ZFS Terminology

ZFS Component Naming Requirements

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

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


Chapter 1

Oracle Solaris ZFS File System (Introduction)

This chapter provides an overview of the Oracle Solaris ZFS file system and its features and benefits. This chapter also covers some basic terminology used throughout the rest of this book.

The following sections are provided in this chapter: