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Re: [zfs-discuss] [on-discuss] Reliability at power failure?

Subject: Re: [zfs-discuss] [on-discuss] Reliability at power failure?
From: Uwe Dippel
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2009 23:20:32 +0800
dick hoogendijk wrote:
Why don't you quit using it
and focus a little more on installing SunStudio (which isn't that hard
to do; at least not so hard as you want us to believe it is in another
thread). All I ever had to do was start the installer (in a GUI) and
-all- software was placed where it was supposed to.

Lucky you. So you doubt that I ran the ./installer, the GUI came up, and in the end netbeans wasn't there? Why should I make that up??
It took me until here
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-2972/gabcd?a=view
to find the solution, even though the title didn't fit.


Maybe because on the fifth day some hardware failure occurred? ;-)

That would be which? The system works and is up and running beautifully. OpenSolaris, as of now. Ah, you're hinting at a rare hardware glitch as underlying problem? AFAIU, it is a proclaimed feature of ZFS that writes are atomic, out and over.


Uwe,
who is a big fan of a ZFS that fulfills all of its promises. Snapshots and luupgrade have yet to fail me on it. And a few other beautiful things. It is the reliability that makes me wonder if UFS/FFS/ext3 are not better choices in this respect. Blaming standard, off-the-shelf hardware as 'too cheap' is a too slippery slope, btw.

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