Oracle Solaris Review

Compressible file system has been a great benefit for archiving large numbers of small text files


What is most valuable?

ZFS.

How has it helped my organization?

Compressible file system has been a great benefit for archiving large numbers of small text files.

What needs improvement?

Software availability.

For how long have I used the solution?

10+ years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No, very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No, not really an issue in our environment.

How are customer service and technical support?

Not available.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No.

How was the initial setup?

Fairly straightforward. Storage seems to be the most complicated part when dealing with physical servers.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

This was a long time ago. We considered Linux but wanted the vendor support offered by Sun at the time with both hardware and software, because we didn't have expertise in the area.

What other advice do I have?

Nowadays, I don't think Solaris has a lot of advantages over less expensive options. I do love ZFS and have found it to be very stable. I don't have much experience with it in other distributions but some early attempts with fuse were not stable. That was a while ago, so I bet you can get a stable release of something with ZFS.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

10 & 11
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarDiego E. Aguirre
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"Compressible file system has been a great benefit for archiving large numbers of small text files." Yes, i'm agree with you. Did you use zfs snapshots? Amazing