Solaris 10 What's New

Solaris ZFS Easy Administration

For system administrators, the greatest improvement of Solaris ZFS over traditional file systems is the ease of administration.

Solaris ZFS takes a single command to set up a mirrored storage pool and file system. For example:

# zpool create home mirror c0t1d0 c1t2d0

The preceding command creates a mirrored storage pool named home and a single file system named home. The file system is mounted at /home.

With Solaris ZFS, you can use whole disks instead of partitions to create the storage pool.

You can use the /home file system hierarchy to create any number of file systems beneath /home. For example:

# zfs create home/user1

For more information, see the zpool(1M) and zfs(1M) man pages.

In addition, Solaris ZFS provides the following administration features:

For more information, see the Solaris ZFS Administration Guide.