Posted by joshy
on November 18, 2005 at 3:42 AM PST
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.
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.)