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Re: [zfs-discuss] 2 items on the wish list

Subject: Re: [zfs-discuss] 2 items on the wish list
From: Brian Hechinger
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 21:53:20 -0400
On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 07:04:58PM -0400, Dale Ghent wrote:
> Re-reading your question is occurs to me that you might be referring  
> to the ability to mount a snapshot on *another server* ?

Yes, I believe that's what he's talking about.  He's thinking the way a
clustered filesystem would work.

In response to the original question, the limitation on two machines talking
to the same resources exists at the pool level, not the filesystem level.
That being said, in order to get machines to share snapshots, a fully clustered
ZFS would be in order anyway.

Any word on any sort of progress (if any) on making ZFS clustered?  That would
be amazingly cool, especially now with ZFS Boot as you could just setup 
BEs in the same pool for your different machines' OSes.  Add data-de-duplication
to the mix and now we're talking about a very amazing SAN booted environment.

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