> Robert Milkowski wrote:
>> Hello Ivan,
>> Sunday, March 11, 2007, 12:01:28 PM, you wrote:
>> IW> Got it, thanks, and a more general question, in a single disk
>> IW> root pool scenario, what advantage zfs will provide over ufs w/
>> IW> logging? And when zfs boot integrated in neveda, will live upgrade
>> work with zfs root?
>> Snapshots/clones + live upgrade or standard patching.
>> Additionally no more hassle with separate /opt /var ...
>> Potentially also compression turned on on /var
> - just to add to Robert's list, here's other advantages ZFS on root
> has over UFS, even on a single disk:
> * knowing when your data starts getting corrupted
> (if your disk starts failing, and what data is being lost)
> * ditto blocks to take care of filesystem metadata consistency
> * performance improvements over UFS
> * ability to add disks to mirror the root filesystem at any time,
> should they become available
> * ability to use free space on the root pool, making it
> available for other uses (by setting a reservation on the root
> filesystem, you can ensure that / always has sufficient available
> - am I missing any others ?
* ability to show off to your geeky friends who will all say "neato!"
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