I don't normally post about

I don't normally post about non Java related tech stuff, but I thought I would mention this really cool new filesystem called ZFS. It's part of Open Solaris but will most likely be ported to other OSes soon enough. Even though it's made by my employer I hadn't ever heard of it until news started hitting the web a couple of days ago (Sun is a big company, after all).

So what's so cool about it? It does all sorts of weird things like no partitions, realtime snapshots, self-healing, clones, quota; oh, and it's 128bit, which is what? peta-bytes? something bigger? I have no idea. I don't really understand it but it sure seems cool.

Matthew Ahrens and Mark Maybee have been posting lots of informative blogs about it, describing some of it's new features in layman's terms (which, when it comes to filesystems means me.)

- Josh

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Posted November 18th, 2005

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