Managing ZFS File Systems in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: December 2014

Legacy ZFS Sharing Syntax

Oracle Solaris 11 syntax is still supported so that you can share file systems in two steps. This syntax is supported in all pool versions.

  • First, use the zfs set share command to create an NFS or SMB share of ZFS file system.

    # zfs create rpool/fs1
    # zfs set share=name=fs1,path=/rpool/fs1,prot=nfs rpool/fs1
  • Then, set the sharenfs or sharesmb property to on to publish the share. For example:

    # zfs set sharenfs=on rpool/fs1
    # grep fs1 /etc/dfs/sharetab
    /rpool/fs1      fs1     nfs     sec=sys,rw

File system shares can be displayed with the legacy zfs get share command.

# zfs get share rpool/fs1
rpool/fs1  share     name=fs1,path=/rpool/fs1,prot=nfs  local

In addition, the share command to share a file system, similar to the syntax in the Oracle Solaris 10 release, is still supported to share any directory within a file system. For example, to share a ZFS file system:

# share -F nfs /tank/zfsfs
# grep zfsfs /etc/dfs/sharetab
/tank/zfsfs    tank_zfsfs     nfs     sec=sys,rw

The above syntax is identical to sharing a UFS file system:

# share -F nfs /ufsfs
# grep ufsfs /etc/dfs/sharetab
/ufsfs          -               nfs     rw
/tank/zfsfs     tank_zfsfs      nfs     rw