Oracle® Solaris 11 Security Guidelines

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Updated: August 2014

Oracle Solaris ZFS File System

ZFS is the default file system for Oracle Solaris 11. The ZFS file system fundamentally changes the way Oracle Solaris file systems are administered. ZFS is robust, scalable, and easy to administer. Because file system creation in ZFS is lightweight, you can easily establish quotas and reserved space. UNIX permissions and ACLs protect files, and you can encrypt the entire dataset at creation. Oracle Solaris rights management supports the delegated administration of ZFS datasets, that is, users who are assigned a limited set of privileges can administer ZFS datasets.