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Oracle® VM Server for SPARC 3.6 Administration Guide

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Updated: September 2019

Using ZFS With Virtual Disks

    This section describes using the Zettabyte File System (ZFS) to store virtual disk back ends exported to guest domains. ZFS provides a convenient and powerful solution to create and manage virtual disk back ends. ZFS enables you to do the following:

  • Store disk images in ZFS volumes or ZFS files

  • Use snapshots to back up disk images

  • Use clones to duplicate disk images and provision additional domains

Refer to Oracle Solaris ZFS Administration Guide for more information about using ZFS.

In the following descriptions and examples, the primary domain is also the service domain where disk images are stored.